The Supreme Court affirmed the election of President Bola Tinubu while dismissing the appeal filed by Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party and Peter Obi of the Labour Party on Thursday.
The court held that Tinubu was duly elected as President in the February 25 presidential election.
The apex court in its ruling held that the appeal filed by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, lacked merit.
It also dismissed the appeal by Peter Obi of Labour Party.
“On the whole, having resolved all the issues against the appellant, it is my view that there is no merit in the appeal and it is hereby dismissed,” Justice Inyang Okoro said.
“The judgment of the court below delivered on September 6th 2023 affirming the election of the second respondent as the duly elected President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is hereby affirmed.”
Atiku had approached the court to overturn the judgment of the presidential election petition tribunal which affirmed Tinubu’s election as president.