“Supreme Court Sets Date for Atiku vs. Tinubu Showdown: Electoral Battle Continues”


The Supreme Court has scheduled the hearing for Monday, October 23, concerning Atiku Abubakar’s appeal, the People’s Democratic Party’s candidate, who is challenging the Presidential Election Petitions Court’s decision affirming APC’s Bola Tinubu as the victor.

A hearing notice was dispatched to the counsel for both parties on Thursday in preparation for the upcoming proceedings.

In anticipation of the hearing, Atiku has submitted additional materials, including the recent deposition of the Chicago State University registrar. These materials aim to support his contention that Tinubu made false academic claims in his INEC nomination form.

On the contrary, Tinubu’s legal team has urged the Supreme Court to disregard Atiku’s submissions, asserting that the statutory deadline for evidence submission has already passed.

The Supreme Court is expected to deliver a final judgment on the appeal by November 6, 2023.