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Update: Supreme Court verdict on Atiku vs Tinubu

Update: Supreme Court verdict on Atiku vs Tinubu

Tinubu’s Victory Can’t Be Annulled Over None Electronic Transmission Of Election Results, Says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has held that the failure by the Independent National Electoral Commission to transmit election results electronically did not affect the outcome of the election and could not warrant the nullification of the result of the presidential election. 

Justice John Inyang Okoro, made the pronouncement in a lead judgment on the appeal by former Vice President and Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar; and that of the candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi, seeking to nullify the February 25, presidential election of President Bola Tinubu.

Justice Inyang Okoro also dismissed the issue of the 25% requirement for Abuja, as a none issue.

Okoro is still reading his judgment.

Supreme Court Dismisses Atiku’s Appeal Against Tinubu 

….. Appeal Lacks Merit

…. Affirms Tinubu’s Victory 

The Supreme Court, on Thursday dismissed the appeal by former Vice President and Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, seeking to nullify the February 25, presidential election of President Bola Tinubu.

In the notice of appeal, Atiku had urged the apex court to dismiss and set aside the September 6, judgement of the Presidential Election Petition Court, which affirmed the victory President Tinubu. 

A 7-man panel of Justices led by John Okoro Inyang, in determining the first issue for determination, held that failure to transmit election results electronically did not affect the outcome of the election and could not warrant the nullification of presidential election. 

The apex court also stated that Atiku did not produce alternative results of the presidential election that showed he won majority number of votes cast to rebuff the one declared by INEC.

The court resolved all the 7 issues distilled for determination in favour of Tinubu, stating that the appeal lacked merit.

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