Supreme Court delivers first ruling against Atiku, PDP

The Supreme Court  has delivered its first ruling against the Peoples Democratic Party; as well as its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

Atiku and his party are before the apex court. They intend to challenge the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari at the February 23, 2019 poll.

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, who leads the seven-man panel of the apex court, in the lead ruling consented to by other members, overruled Atiku and his party’s request that their seven interlocutory appeals should be heard after the main one must have been argued.

The seven-man panel held that it would be unnecessary to hear the interlocutory appeals; especially when a judgment on the main appeal marked SC.1211/2019 would cover the field.

Ng daily

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