Atiku Abubakar a Nigerian politician who served as Vice President from 1999 to 2007 and presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has filed an appeal against the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal judgment at the Supreme Court of Justice in Abuja stating the tribunal judgement from Judge Haruna was full of err and doesn’t represent his petitions.
The Presidential Election Petition Court nullified Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi’s petitions seeking to disqualify Bola Ahmed Tinubu on grounds of drug indictments, double nominations, certificate forgery, and INEC violation of Electoral law.
In Atiku Abubakar’s 35 ground notice of appeal, he maintained a strong position that Justice Haruna Tsammani “committed a grave error” in his judgement.
The senior advocate of Nigeria Chris Uche, Atiku’s counsel representative advised the Supreme Court to nullify all the tribunal judgments and conclusions on the statutory bias adding that the tribunal judgement doesn’t reflect the true picture of Atiku’s petitions.
Atiku Abubakar stated that the presidential election tribunal court (PEPC) “erred in law when it failed to nullify the presidential election held on February 25, 2023, on the grounds of non-compliance with the Electoral Act, 2022, when by the evidence before the tribunal, the Independent National Electoral Commission conducted the election based on grave and gross misrepresentation contrary to the principles of the Electoral Act 2022, based on the “doctrine of legitimate expectation.”