President Bola Tinubu has asked the Supreme Court to dismiss the appeal filed by Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) challenging the outcome of the February 25 presidential election.
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Tinubu, in a response filed on Saturday, described the appeal as “abusive in nature” and prayed for its dismissal.
The president insisted that the appellants failed to prove all their allegations and submissions at the tribunal.
He submitted that the tribunal was correct in arriving at its verdict and affirming his election.
“… neither the appellants have demonstrated any reason why this honorable court should disturb any of the findings of the lower court, which, with all modesty are rooted in law and perfect demonstration of scholarship,” Tinubu said.
“We accordingly urge this honourable court to affirm the decision of the lower court, while dismissing this appeal in its entirety, as same is lacking in merit and bona fide.
“Everything put together or summarized, this appeal is a further demonstration of the abusive nature to which the appellants have subjected court processes. The supreme court is urged to dismiss it.”
Tinubu’s appeal comes after Abubakar and the PDP filed a 35-ground notice of appeal, alleging that the tribunal’s findings were done with “grave errors and gross misrepresentation”, which resulted in a miscarriage of justice.
The appellants are praying the Supreme Court to set aside the entire findings and conclusions of the tribunal.
Recall that the Tribunal, on September 6, dismissed the petition brought to it by Atiku and his counterpart in the Labour Party, Peter Obi.