The end to legal battle that greeted the last presidential election in February seems not to be over, as the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party—PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on Tuesday, filed 35 grounds of appeal before the Supreme Court against President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
The former vice president, through his team of lawyers led by Chief Chris Uche, SAN, is praying the Apex court to set aside the judgement the Court of Appeal delivered on September 6, which upheld the victory of Bola Tinubu in the last election.
He told the apex court that the ruling of the President Election Petition Tribunal—PEPT, which struck out his petition against the outcome of the presidential contest, was not only perverse, but amount to miscarriage of justice against him.
The PDP presidential hopeful, argued that the PEPT panel erred in law, when it failed to nullify the presidential election on the grounds of non-compliance with the Electoral Act, 2022, even when evidence that was adduced before it, showed that the Independent National Electoral Commission— INEC, acted in breach of extant laws and regulations guiding the conduct of elections.
He further accused the PEPT of reaching its unanimous decision based on gross misconstruction and misrepresentation of provisions of both the 1999 Constitution, as amended, and the Electoral Act, 2022.
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