Dismissal of the case file against Tinubu and Shettima is not a setback for Justice- Atiku
NewsReport Nigeria reports that the case file against APC presidential-elect Bola Tinubu and Vice Shettima was dismissed in the Supreme Court, the judgement was read:
“I have had the opportunity of reading in draft the judgement of my learned brother and I agree with the submissions.
I must however state the following as this Cpurt is a policy Court.
A. The Apeiiant stated to this court that the court below found that there was indeed double nomination and that the 4th Respondent knowingly allowed himself to be nominated in two Constituencies. I have searched the entirety of the record and indeed the judgement of the court below and there is no such finding, To think that learned senior counsel will mislead the court is sad.
B. For public policy’s sake, I must state that indeed the 4th REspondent withdrew from the nomination from Borno Central District on the 6th of July, 2022 exhibited as Exhibit APC 1 on page 58 of the record of Appeal.
c. The political party sent to the INEC on the same 6th of July, 2022 the notice of withdrawal. The political party further sent on the 10th of July, 2022 notification of dates of the conduct of free primaries for the senatorial districts, and the latter letter exhibit APC 2 on page 59 of the record carried the reference of Exhibit APC 1. That is as of the 6th of July 2022 there was no longer a nomination of the 4th Respondent for Borno Central Senatorial District and there could not have been a double nomination on the 14th of July 2022.
D. Using social media to terrorize and bully the Justices of the Supreme Court the Appellant is appalling and unprofessional.
E. The Appeal is without merit and is Dismissal, I abide by the award of cost in the lead Judgement.”
Atiku Abubakar Twitted it’s not a setback for Justice
“The Supreme Court’s dismissal of the case @OfficialPDPNig is not a setback to my quest for justice. Our legal team is primed to robustly prove that the election of February 25 was fraudulent, did not comply with the constitutional requirements and the electoral guidelines of the Independent National Electoral Commission, @inecnigeria, and that the announced winner was not even qualified to contest the poll.
The battle for democracy and the enthronement of a new order to spur growth and development in Nigeria is one to which I have committed my all and for which I am not ready to walk away at this point when our nation is at crossroads. We know that sooner than later, our esteemed Justices will make the pronouncement that will serve as a befitting requiem for mandate bandits.
I urge my supporters to exercise patience and conduct themselves peaceably as we diligently conduct our litigation at the Presidential Election Tribunal Court.