Will Nigeria’s Supreme Court Follow Same Pattern Witnessed In Previous Elections?

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Nigerian President, Bola Tinubu.

Abuja, Nigeria – Mediaage NG News – Nigeria’s Supreme Court will today deliver a verdict on if or not to uphold the ruling of the Election Petition Tribunal, in a disputed election victory of President Bola Tinubu.

The two main challengers, Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party(PDP ) and Peter Obi of the Labour Party(LP) are seeking to overturn the February presidential election, alleging that it was marred by irregularities.

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Sixty days was the maximum for the Supreme Court to pass its judgement. However, it has decided to fast-track the ruling after hearing the arguments of the challengers on Monday.

Mr Abubakar put forward new evidence, saying a certificate that President Tinubu presented to the election authorities differed from the one purportedly issued by Chicago State University.

The other challenger, Mr Obi, said that Mr Tinubu was not qualified to vie for Nigeria’s presidency at the time he did.

They insist the apex court should quash the judgement of the Election Petition Court, which upheld Mr Tinubu’s victory last month.

If it upholds the decision of the lower court, that would be following a pattern seen in previous elections in Africa’s most-populous nation, where a presidential election result has never been overturned.

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