Supreme Court strikes out Atiku, PDP’s appeal

The Supreme Court on Tuesday struck out an appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

 

A five-man panel led by Justice Dattijo Muhammad said the appeal was statute-barred.

 

The appeal was filed by the PDP and Atiku to challenge a ruling of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal which held that they failed to file a response to an application by the All Progressives Congress.

 

The APC’s application had prayed for among others the dismissal of the appellants’ petition at the tribunal.

 

This came barely 24 hours to the closing of arguments by parties to the petition scheduled to come up on Wednesday.

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