JUST IN: Supreme Court Reserves Judgment in Atiku’s Appeal against Tinubu

The Supreme Court on Monday reserved judgment on the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) challenging the judgment of the court of Appeal which affirmed the victory of President Bola Tinubu in the 2023 presidential election.

The lead Justice of the panel, hearing the appeal filed by the PDP, Justice Inyang Okoro had earlier told parties in the appeal that Judgment in the appeal will be reserved, according to Solacebase.

He made this known while addressing the court on the practice direction of how proceedings will be conducted.

The court took arguments from lawyers to parties on the motion filed by the appellants to supply fresh evidence.

Appellants’ lawyer, Chris Uche (SAN) urged the court to grant the motion and allow their appeal, grant the prayers sought, and disqualify Tinubu.

On their part, lawyers to the respondents – Abubakar Mahmoud, SAN (for the Independent National Electoral Commission), Chief Wole Olanipekun, SAN (for Tinubu) and Chief Akin Olujinmi, SAN (for the All Progressives Congress) urged the court to dismiss both the motion and appeal for lacking in merit.

Motions will be taken, filed by the appeal after which judgment will be reserved.

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