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Tribunal: Atiku Will Appeal Judgement – Lead Counsel

Tribunal: Atiku Will Appeal Judgement – Lead Counsel
  • PublishedSeptember 7, 2023
  • Kazeem Badmus

Chris Uche, SAN, the lead counsel to the Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar has said the legal team has been ordered to appeal against the unanimous judgment upholding the victory of President Bola Tinubu.

Uche said this while briefing journalists on the decision of Atiku on Tribunal the judgement.

The tribunal sitting, yesterday

OSUN DEFENDER reports that a five-man panel upheld the victory of President Bola Tinubu in a unanimous judgement, dismissing Atiku and Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi’s petition.

He expressed disappointment over the judgements, saying his client and the legal team had expected the court would have given a verdict that would improve and encourage the use of technology in elections.

The Senior Advocate, however, noted that they would appeal the verdict, adding that the struggle has not ended.

Uche said, “The judgment has been delivered but we have not received justice. Luckily, the Constitution has given us the right to appeal. This is a court of first instance. This is a struggle not for our client but for the constitution of the country and democracy. We were expecting an outcome that would improve and encourage the use of tech to enhance election management and transparency in the country.

“We believe that when we get to the Supreme Court, they will have the opportunity to review things said here today. We have the instructions of our client to go ahead to appeal. The struggle has not ended.”

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