The dissatisfied presidential candidate of the the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Abubakar Atiku and that of the Labour Party, Peter Obi have vowed to challenge the ruling of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal at the Supreme Court.
Their decision to go to the Supreme Court was made known on Wednesday shortly after the ruling by the five man panel led by Justice Haruna Tsammani upheld the election of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
In a bid to ensure quick filing of their appeals at the Supreme Court, Atiku’s lawyer, Chief Chris Uche, SAN, has further requested that the PEPT make available a copy of the judgement so as to enable his client exercise his constitutional right to appeal.
Chris stated that his client, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar had ordered an immediate appeal against the Tribunal’s decision.
He noted that his client only got judgement at the Tribunal but did not get justice, thus the decision to contest the ruling at the Supreme Court.
Also, Livy Uzoukwu, SAN, the lead counsel to Labour Party’s Peter Obi, confirmed that his client had also directed an immediate appeal to the Supreme Court.
He wondered why the Tribunal suddenly allowed live broadcast of the judgement despite earlier ruling against it.
In response to Atiku and Obi’s request, Chairman of the Tribunal, Justice Haruna Simon Tsammani, assured that copies of the judgment would be made available to them on Thursday, so as to enable them proceed on their appeal to the Supreme Court.