Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the PDP’s presidential candidate, filed 35 grounds for appeal with the Supreme Court on Tuesday in an effort to overturn President Bola Tinubu’s election.
Through a group of attorneys led by Chief Chris Uche, SAN, Atiku is pleading with the Supreme Court to overturn the decision the Court of Appeal issued on September 6, which recognized Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, as the legitimate victor of the presidential election that took place on February 25.
He claimed that the President Election Petition Court’s (PEPC) five-member panel’s decision to dismiss his petition challenging the results of the presidential election was not only perverse, but also led to a serious miscarriage of justice against him. This was stated in his statement to the Supreme Court.
The PDP candidate, a former vice president, argued that the PEPC panel committed a legal error by failing to declare the presidential election invalid on the grounds of non-compliance with the Electoral Act of 2022, despite the fact that evidence presented to the panel showed that the Independent National Electoral Commission, or INEC, had violated the laws and regulations governing the conduct of elections.
He claimed that the Electoral Act of 2022 and the 1999 Constitution, as amended, were both grossly misconstrued and misrepresented in the PEPC’s unanimous decision.