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Atiku’s Appeal: Supreme Court to give reasons on case quash on Friday

The Supreme Court will on Friday give reasons why it held that the appeal by Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was without merit. The court had, on October 30 dismissed the appeal by Atiku and his party against the decision of the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC), which upheld second term election of President Mohammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, who led the panel that heard the appeal had, in the while giving a summary Supreme Court’s judgment on October 30, said the court will provide reasons for its decision on a later date.

The information that the court has scheduled the Friday for it to provide its reasons was contained in the hearing notices sent to parties in the case.

The hearing notice sighted by The Nation late on Wednesday, reads:

“Take notice that the reasons for the judgment delivered on Wednesday the 30th day of October 2019 in the above named appeal (will be listed before the Supreme Court of Nigeria on Friday the 15th day of November, 2019 at 9.00am.

“And further take notice that in accordance with the Supreme Court Rules, this notice is deemed sufficiently served on you if it is delivered on your telephone.” The appeal referred to in the notice is: “SC 1211/2019: Atiku Abubakar & anor V. INEC & 2 ors.”

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