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Supreme Court Fixes Date To Give Reasons For Dismissing Atiku’s Appeal

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Atiku Abubakar. Photo: AFP

The Supreme Court has fixed Friday, November 15 as date to give its reasons for dismissing the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 23, 2019, presidential election.

Concise News reports that the apex court had, in a summary judgment delivered on October 30, dismissed the appeal and announced that it would give the reasons for its decision on a date to be later announced.

A seven-man panel of the apex court led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, had, in the summary judgment, affirmed the victory of President Muhammad Buhari and his party, the All Progressives Congress, at the poll.

The court’s registrar, Ibrahim Gold, signed a notice which was electronically sent to lawyers representing parties to the appeal on Wednesday, indicating that the apex court would give its full reasons for its judgment on Friday.

The notice read: “TAKE NOTICE that the REASONS FOR THE JUDGEMENT delivered on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 in the above named Appeal will be listed before the Supreme Court of Nigeria on Friday, November 15, 2019 at 9.00am.

“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.”

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