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Presidential Election Verdict: “Supreme Court legitimized forgery, illegality” — Atiku



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The People’s Democratic Party’s presidential candidate in the general election, Atiku Abubakar, has criticized the recent Supreme Court decision to uphold the victory of President Bola Tinubu, describing it as “legitimizing forgery and illegality.”

Atiku made this statement at a press conference on Monday in Abuja.

The Supreme Court had on Thursday, October 26, dismissed the appeal filed by Atiku and the PDP for lack of merit.

The former vice president of Nigeria said that the verdict was not a personal loss, but a Nigerian loss, emphasizing that the higher court ignored the overwhelming evidence presented to it.

Speaking further on why he filed a lawsuit against Tinubu on his academic credentials, the former Vice President said,

The Supreme Court last Thursday agreed with the September 6 verdict of the Presidential Election Petition Court, PEPC, on all counts.

The seven-man panel of the apex court led by Justice Inyang Okoro, in a unanimous judgment, resolved the seven issues for determination in the appeals filed by the Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in favour of Tinubu.

The court held that Atiku did not prove that the INEC did not substantially comply with provisions of the Electoral Act 2022 in the conduct of the election.