UPDATE: Tinubu Asks Atiku To End His Presidential Ambition

UPDATE: Supreme Court Dismisses Petition Atiku and PDP Petition On IReV

by Victor Ndubuisi

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Atiku Abubakar, its 2023 presidential candidate, filed a challenge against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) alleging that the latter failed to send results through the INEC Result Reviewing Portal (IReV), but the Supreme Court has dismissed the case.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate Bola Ahmed Tinubu was challenged in several cases, and the top court ruled on Thursday that the PDP and Atiku’s IReV appeal could not serve as justification for calling off the presidential election scheduled for February 25.

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According to the Supreme Court, the outcome of the presidential election was unaffected by the failure. The Appeal Court’s ruling, according to Presiding Judge Justice John Okoro, cannot be contested. He cited Atiku’s suit to void Tinubu’s election on non-compliance with the electronic transmission of results:

a. When IREV fails, it does not stop the collation of results.


b. The non-function of IREV does not reduce voters’ confidence.

According to Anaedoonline.ng, the Supreme Court previously rejected and dismissed a motion from Atiku Abubakar and the PDP to provide new proof regarding the Chicago State University (CSU) diploma that Tinubu had submitted to INEC.

Caleb Westberg, the CSU Registrar, gave a deposition that was denied and declared inadmissible on the grounds that the Supreme Court lacked jurisdiction to consider it because the election petition’s 180-day period had passed.

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The Supreme Court stated that it cannot accept new evidence on appeal because the Court of Appeal’s time for trial had already passed.

The Court further decided that Atiku did not state forgery facts in his petition, nor did he file a motion for a time extension or petition amendment. claiming that even in the unlikely event that such a request for a change or extension of time was made, it would have been turned down.

Additionally, the Supreme Court decided that Atiku’s Brief of Argument did not raise any issues for a decision based on certificate forgery. It further held that there had not been a fulfilment of the requirements for the admission of new evidence on appeal.



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