By Chibuike Nwabuko
Abuja (Sundiata Post) – – The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed, is leading a seven-man panel to hear the appeal filed by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar challenging the election of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Recall that Mr Buhari won the 2019 presidential election but Mr Abubakar is challenging the victory handed to the former by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
To join the CJN on the panel are Bode Rhodes-Vivour, Olukayode Ariwoola, John Okoro, Aminu Sanusi, Ejembi Eko and Uwani Abba-ji.
At the opening of proceedings, the apex court stood down Atiku’s appeal for 15 mins to enable parties agree on whether or not to consolidate all the appeals.
Sundiata Post recalls that appeal by PDP and Atiku alleged that the presidential election tribunal made mistake by relying on overall interest of justice.”
They also alleged among other reasons that President Buhari give false information to INEC about his certificate qualification.
Recall that the tribunal had in September declared that Atiku Abubakar’s petition lack substance as PDP and Atiku cannot prove all the allegations.