Supreme Court Dismisses Atiku’s Petition On Buhari’s Election Victory

Supreme Court Dismisses Atiku’s Petition On Buhari’s Election Victory

The Supreme Court Nigeria has dismissed the appeal filed by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Atiku Abubakar – PDP’s presidential flagbearer in 2019 election. The party and the candidate have challenged the election of President Muhammadu Buhari. The apex court noted that it would provide reasons for dismissing the petition in coming days.

The tribunal ruled against the PDP on the core issues it raised about the February presidential election.

Mr Abubakar and the PDP had argued that Mr Buhari lied on oath about his educational qualification and that the high school the president said he attended did not exist at the dates stated by the president. They also argued that the electoral commission, INEC, manipulated the result of the election and that the result on an INEC server showed that Mr ABubakar won the election ahead of Mr Buhari.

The tribunal disagreed with the PDP and Mr Abubakar on the issues raised.

Now, what is next for Mr. Atiku? I predicted correctly (Dec 2017) that he would be the flagbearer in the concluded 2019 election. For 2023, if PDP zones it to the north, I expect him to try again, and emerge the winner. But where it is zoned to the south, then, that will do it for Atiku.


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2 thoughts on “Supreme Court Dismisses Atiku’s Petition On Buhari’s Election Victory

  1. I think we have done enough politicking in the land, so if it’s possible for new set of people to emerge from 2023, that would be refreshing.

    The problem is that average Nigerians have been conditioned mentally to believe that the likes of Buhari and Atiku can transform this country, that’s our story for now. To also think that APC is different from PDP is delusional, they both share the same surname: incompetence!

    They are already arguing who should succeed Buhari, and which zone should produce the person, with some errand boys and lackeys already planting articles in the media; we are never known for seriousness.

    For now we don’t need to care about anyone’s political future, none of them deserves to even have a political future, so I will propose RETIREMENT across board.

    At least our SANs have been having a great time, with their bank accounts swelling north; more wins for them…


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