The Supreme Court of Nigeria on Wednesday, 30th October finally dismissed the appeal filed by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, disputing the election of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Atiku Abubakar and his party PDP has argued that Mr. Buhari lied on oath about his educational qualification and that the high school the president said he attended did not exist at the dates stated by the president. They also argued that the electoral commission, INEC, manipulated the result of the election and that the result on an INEC server showed that Mr. ABubakar won the election ahead of Mr. Buhari.
Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Tanko Mohammed led the seven-man panel of the apex court which affirmed that there is no merit in the appeal. The appeal was hereby dismissed.
Mr. Abubakar and the PDP filed the appeal at the Supreme Court after the presidential election tribunal, last month dismissed their original petition.
The tribunal disagreed with the PDP and Mr. Abubakar on the issues raised.
He said reasons for the dismissal of the appeals would be revealed at a later date.