Atiku Vs Buhari: S-Court okays 15 minutes stand-down over argument by celebrations


Atiku and Buhari.

By Ikechukwu Nnochiri.

The Supreme Court has actually okayed fifteen minutes stand-down after counsel to the Peoples Democratic Celebration, PDP, and its prospect, Atiku Abubakar, turned down the method the panel proposed to embrace in hearing of appeal they lodged versus President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election.

Counsel to the appellants, Dr. Livy Uzoukwu, SAN, had right away the case was called-up, alerted the seven-man panel headed by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Tanko Muhammad, on the pendency of 7 different appeals with regard to the case.

Whereas 6 of the appeals were submitted to challenge interlocutory choices of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, the substantive appeal is looking for to reserve the last judgement the Justice Mohammed Garba-led panel provided on September11

The appellants had in a few of the interlocutory appeals, challenged judgment of the tribunal that set out some paragraphs of the affidavit they submitted to support the petition versus the statement of President Buhari of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as the winner of the February 23 governmental election.

On the other hand, the celebrations disagreed after the CJN-led panel revealed its intent to utilize the substantive attract identify the result of all the other appeals.

The CJN after counsel to the celebrations revealed their look, kept in mind that given that all the appeals verged on the exact same subject, he worried that choosing them individually would total up to the duplicity of effort and multiplicity of the judgment.

Observation of the CJN was reechoed by other members of the panel, who took turns and canvassed requirement for all the attract be combined.

While counsel to President Buhari, Chief Wole Olanipekun, SAN, that of the APC, Prince Lateef Fagbemi, SAN, stated they were not opposed to the proposed morality, that of the appellants, Uzoukwu, SAN, hoped the court to permit him to embrace his procedures in all the appeals.

Following a back-and-forth argument on the problem, the panel chose to choose a 15- minute break to permit the celebrations to reach a decision.Other members of the panel are Rhodes Bode-Vivour, Olukayode Ariwola, Inyang Okoro, Amiru Sanusi, Uwani Abajji and Ejembi Eko.

The panel which began relaxing 9 am, have actually started hearing on the appeal.

The appeal is looking for to reserve the September 11 judgement of the Justice Mohammed Garba-led five-man panel of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal that verified Buhari as the legitimate winner of the governmental contest that hung on February23

Amongst dignitaries at the tribunal consisted of the Vice Presidential prospect of the PDP, Peter Obi, and the National Chairmen of both the PDP and the APC, Uche Secondus and Adams Oshiomhole, respectively.

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