The Supreme Court would today deliver judgement in the election petitions filed by Labour Party and Peoples Democratic Party filed against the victory of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the February 25 presidential election.
The cases were thrown away by the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal but the litigants were unsatisfied and decided to appeal the judgement.
The main opposition are Mr Peter Obi of LP and Atiku Abubakar of PDP who are against the election of President Bola Tinubu of APC.
The PDP presidential candidate and his LP counterpart have lodged appeals challenging the September 6 ruling of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) that upheld Tinubu’s electoral victory.
The judgement date was confirmed by all parties involved on Wednesday.
At its last sitting on Monday, the apex court reserved judgement filed by Atiku and the PDP against the verdict of the Presidential Election Petition Court which affirmed Tinubu’s victory in the February 25 presidential poll.
A seven-member panel of the court, led by Justice Inyang Okoro announced this on Monday after counsels to parties adopted their briefs of argument and made final submissions.
The apex court also took arguments from lawyers to parties on the motion filed by Atiku to supply fresh evidence on forged documents.
Counsel to Atiku Abubakar, Mister Chris Uche, urged the court to grant the motion and allow their appeal, grant the prayers sought, and disqualify Tinubu.
Counsel to the Respondents, Abubakar Mahmoud for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Wole Olanipekun for President Tinubu, and Akin Olujinmi for the All Progressives Congress (APC) urged the court to dismiss both the motion and appeal for lacking in merit.