PDP asks Supreme Court justices to give reasons for verdict

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the justices of the Supreme Court to release their reasons for the judgement on the presidential election petition filed by the party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

The party made the request in a statement on Wednesday in a state by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan. This followed the verdict of the apex court which dismissed the appeal filed by the former vice president, to challenge the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 23 poll, for lacking in merit.

Speaking on behalf of the seven-man panel of justices that sat, the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, stated that members had read all the documents and exhibits filed in the case for about a fortnight, within which the panel discovered that the appeal was lacking in merit. Other members of the panel are Justices Bode Rhodes-Vivour, Olukayode Ariwoola, John Okoro, Aminu Sanusi, Ejembi Eko and Uwani Abba-ji.

The CJN added that the reason for the apex court’s decision would be made known on a later date which would be communicated to all concerned.

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