The Supreme Court has announced the date for the hearing of Abubarkar Atiku’s petition against President Bola Tinubu’s election. Atiku was the candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2023 presidential election.
According to a memo obtained by Vanguard, the Supreme Court has scheduled the hearing for Monday, October 23. This means that the court will listen to Atiku’s case on that day.
On September 19, the PDP candidate filed an appeal with 35 grounds challenging the verdict of the presidential election petitions. This verdict had upheld Tinubu’s victory in the election.
An appeal is a request to a higher court to review a decision made by a lower court. In this case, Atiku is asking the Supreme Court to review the decision made by the presidential election petitions court.
The Supreme Court has fixed a date to hear Atiku’s petition against Tinubu’s election. This means that Atiku will have the opportunity to present his case and argue why he believes the previous verdict should be overturned. We will have to wait and see what happens on October 23.