JUST IN: Supreme Court Throws out Atiku’s Appeal

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Nigeria’s Supreme Court has struck out an appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, its candidate in the last presidential election.

The Lead learnt that the appeal, marked SC/738/2019 was filed against a ruling of the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC), in which it held that the Atiku and the PDP do not have a reply to an application filed on May 14, 2019, by the All Progressives Congress (APC) seeking among others, the dismissal of their (Atiku and the PDP) challenging President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory at the last presidential election.

In a ruling on Tuesday, a five-man panel led by Justice Datijo Mohammed struck out the appeal for having become statute-barred.

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