September 19, (THEWILL) – The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Abubakar Atiku, has asked the Supreme Court to nullify the judgement of the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC), which upheld the declaration of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as winner of the February 25 presidential election.
Atiku, in the Notice of Appeal filed before the apex court, said the Election Tribunal in the judgement delivered by its chairman, Justice Haruna Simon Tsammani, committed grave error and miscarriage of justice in its findings and conclusion in the petition challenging the declaration of Tinubu as President by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
THEWILL reports that the PEPC, led by Justice Tsammani, had on Wednesday, September 6th, dismissed the three petitions filed against the election of President Bola Tinubu and upheld his victory in the February 25th Presidential Election.
But Atiku, in a Notice of Appeal filed by his lead counsel, Chris Uche (SAN), prayed the Supreme Court to set aside the whole findings and conclusions of the Tribunal.
In a 35-ground argument, Atiku contended that the judgement of the Presidential Election Petition court did not represent the true picture of the grounds of his petition.
The former Vice President contended that the Tribunal erred in law when it failed to nullify the presidential election on the grounds of non-compliance with the Electoral Act, 2022, when by evidence before the Tribunal, INEC conducted the election based on grave and gross misrepresentation contrary to the principles of the Electoral Act 2022.