Nigeria’s Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the electoral triumph of President Bola Tinubu in the presidential election held on February 25.
The apex court’s judgment delivered a resounding dismissal of the appeals brought forward by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, and his Labour Party (LP) counterpart, Peter Obi.
A panel of seven judges, presiding over the case, determined that the opposition appeals lacked merit. They addressed allegations of fraud, violations of electoral laws, and questions regarding Tinubu’s eligibility to run for the presidency, ultimately finding these claims unsubstantiated.
The Supreme Court rejected all grounds of appeal raised by Atiku and the PDP. These included concerns about Tinubu’s qualification, adherence to the Electoral Act, the attainment of 25% of votes in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), and allegations of electoral irregularities.”