The Supreme Court has constituted a seven-member panel of justices to hear the appeals filed by Peter Obi of the Labour Party and Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) challenging the election of Bola Tinubu as Nigeria’s president.
THE WITNESS reports that the Supreme Court justices to determine the final outcome of the 2023 presidential election are Justice Musa Dattijo Muhammad, Justice Uwani Musa Abba Aji and Justice Lawal Garba.
Others are Justice Helen M. Ogunwumiju, Justice I. N. Saulawa, Justice Tijjani Abubakar and Justice Emmanuel Agim.
THE WITNESS reports that the Presidential Election Petition Court had affirmed the election of Bola Tinubu after dismissing the petitions filed by Obi and Abubakar.
Obi and Atiku however rejected the judgement and filed an appeal at the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court on Thursday announced Monday, October 23rd to begin hearing of the case filed against the Independent National Electoral Commission, Tinubu and Vice President Kashim Shettima.