Today, the Supreme Court was graced by the presence of notable individuals such as Abdullahi Ganduje, the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress; Femi Gbajabiamila, Chief of Staff to the President; and Nuhu Ribadu, the National Security Adviser.
They attended the hearing of appeals against President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Additionally, Umar Damagum, the acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, was also spotted in the courtroom.
The appeals were filed by presidential candidates Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, Peter Obi of the Labour Party, and the Allied Peoples Movement.
They are seeking to invalidate President Tinubu’s victory in the February 25, 2023 presidential election.
The panel overseeing the case consists of seven members, with Justice John Okoro leading the panel.
The other members include Justices Uwani Abba-Aji, Mohammed Lawal Garba, Adamu Jauro, Ibrahim Saulawa, Tijani Abubakar, and Emmanuel Agim.
In addition to contesting the decision of the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC), which upheld Tinubu’s election, Atiku also applied for approval to present a copy of Tinubu’s academic records from Chicago State University (CSU), USA.
Atiku alleged that these records revealed Tinubu had submitted a counterfeit CSU certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The former vice president is also pursuing legal action in a Washington, D.C. court to demand the release of documents concerning President Tinubu’s $460,000 forfeiture case by the FBI.