The Supreme Court has fixed Monday, October 23, 2023, for
hearing of an appeal filed by Atiku Abubakar, challenging the judgement of the
Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal, which upheld the victory of the All
Progressives Congress, APC’s Bola Tinubu.
Recall that Atiku had pleaded with the Supreme
Court to jettison technicality and grant his application for leave to tender
fresh and additional evidence to support his claim that Tinubu submitted a
forged document to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to
contest the February 25 presidential election.
Atiku predicated his plea on the grounds that presenting
forged documents by any candidate, especially by a candidate for the highest
office in the land, is a very grave constitutional issue that must not be
The former vice president stated this in his reply on point
of law to Tinubu’s objection to the grant of leave to Atiku to present the
fresh evidence before the apex court.
And in a memo on Thursday, the apex court fixed Monday,
October 23, for hearing of the appeal.
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