The Supreme Court has slated Thursday to deliver judgment on an appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, and that of the Labour Party (LP) with its presidential candidate, Peter Obi challenging the judgment of the Court of Appeal, which affirmed the victory of President Bola Tinubu in the February 25 presidential election.
The last proceeding on Monday the apex court reserved judgment on the two appeals for a date to be communicated to the parties.
However, on Wednesday the Supreme Court’s Director of Press and Information, Dr. Festus Akande confirmed that the Apex court has fixed October 26 for final judgment on the two appeals.
Apart from faulting the verdict of the Presidential Election Petition Court( PEPC), which affirmed Tinubu’s election, Atiku Abubakar also filed for permission to tender a copy of Tinubu’s academic records released by the Chicago State University( CSU), USA, which he said showed that Tinubu submitted a forged CSU certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC).
The former vice president is also seeking to get a Washington, D.C. court to order the FBI to release documents on President Tinubu’s $460,000 forfeiture case.
While the Labour Party and its presidential candidate,Obi is seeking the quashing of judgment of the lower court.
The lead counsel to Obi and his party, Dr. Livy Uzoukwu (SAN) had prayed the Apex Court to allow the appeal and set aside the judgment of the lower court, Abubakar Mahmoud, Olanipekun and Olujimi, representing INEC, Tinubu, Vice President Kashim Shettima and the APC, urged the court to dismiss the appeal for lacking in merit.