Opposition’s petition to sack Buhari filed at Supreme Court
The presidential candidate of the main opposition party in Nigeria, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar and his party have formally filed their appeal against the judgement of the presidential election petitions tribunal at the Supreme Court.
Atiku is asking the court sack president Muhammadu Buhari and declare him and the PDP as the rightful winner of n the 2019 general elections.
The election petition tribunal a fortnight ago dismissed Atiku’s petition and uphold the victory of Buhari at the polls. The appellants want the apex court to hold that the tribunal erred in its decision to dismiss their petition against the election of President Buhari.
The disclosure was made by Mike Ozekhome (SAN), a senior lawyer in the legal team of Atiku and PDP.
According to Ozekhome, the appeal was predicated on 66 grounds, insisting that the tribunal erred in its verdict on Atiku and PDP’s petition against the election of President Muhammadu Buhari.
On Wednesday, September 11, a five-man tribunal led by Justice Mohammed Garba dismissed the petition filed by Atiku and PDP for being incompetent and lacking in merit.
The PDP and Atiku want the Supreme Court to hold that the tribunal erred in its decision and consequently set the tribunal’s judgment aside and go ahead to declare them winner of the February 23 presidential election.