IN KEEPING with a tradition of reserving the legal reasoning through which it arrived on some landmark decisions until a later day, Nigeria’s Supreme Court will give its reasons for dismissing the appeal filed by People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its flag bearer in the last presidential election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar against the judgement of Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) that upheld Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declaration of All Progressives Congress (APC)’s President Muhammadu Buhari of as winner of the February 23 presidential election.
Chief Registrar of Supreme Court, Ibrahim Gold, made this known yesterday in an electronic notice he released in Abuja.
The notice requested all lawyers representing parties in the appeal to avail themselves with the opportunity of attending the apex court’s session tomorrow.
“Take notice that the reasons for the judgment delivered on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 in the above named Appeal will be listed before the Supreme Court of Nigeria on November 15, 2019 at 9am. And further take notice that in accordance with the Supreme Court rules, this notice is deemed sufficiently served on you if it is delivered on your telephone,” the notice read.
It will be recalled that a seven-man panel of Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, affirmed Buhari’s victory in a summary judgment delivered on October 30, that also dismissed Atiku’s appeal.