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Nigeria’s Supreme Court dismisses Atiku’s appeal against Buhari’s re-election

Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Simon is an investigative journalist and publisher of TODAY NEWS AFRICA L.L.C. based in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S.A. His twitter handle is @simonateba and his email is simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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The Nigerian Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed an appeal against President Muhammadu Buhari’s election for lacking merit.

The appeal was filed by Atiku Abubakar, a former Vice President of Nigeria and the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 election.

The court unanimously ruled that President Buhari was validly elected as Nigerian President in the 23 February presidential election.

“A seven man panel of the court, headed by Justice Tanko Ibrahim Mohammed, the Chief Justice of Nigeria, also dismissed the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, challenging the victory of Buhari at the presidential election,” reported local Nigerian newspaper PMNEWS.

Other members of the panel were Bode Rhodes-Vivour, Olukayode Ariwoola, John Okoro, Aminu Sanusi, Ejembi Eko and Uwani Abba-ji.

The newspaper said Atiku had gone to the apex court to challenge the September 11 judgment of the Justice Mohammed Garba-led Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal which affirmed President Buhari’s victory at the polls.

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