Supreme Court dismiss Atiku, Obi’s petitions against Tinubu’s victory, upholds PEPT ruling.


The Supreme Court of Nigeria has delivered judgement on the appeals filed by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, and that of the Labour Party, LP, Peter Obi, against the electoral victory of President Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the February 25 elections.

The former Vice President and Obi were challenging the judgements of the Presidential Election Petition Court, PEPC which upheld the election of President Bola Tinubu.

However, Atiku and Obi, who came second and third, respectively, questioned INEC’s conduct of the polls; as they alleged widespread electoral fraud and the ineligibility of Mr Tinubu and Vice President Kashim Shettima to vie for the presidency.

The seven-member panel led by Justice Inyang Okoro presented the lead judgment which threw out the appeal by Atiku Abubakar and Obi.

This has now put an end to the legal tussle challenging Tinubu’s victory.