Former Vice President and Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last election, Atiku Abubakar and his party have formally filed their appeal against the judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal at the Supreme Court.
Renowned lawyer in Atiku’s legal team, Mike Ozekhome (SAN) confirmed the filing of the appeal to newsmen on Monday, when he said the appeal was predicated on 66 grounds, which outlined how the tribunal erred in its verdict on Atiku and PDP’s petition against the election of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Though Ozekhome did not list any of the 66 grounds on which the appeal was predicated, findings revealed that the appeals are centered on issues bordering on the qualification of Buhari in the election and the controversial Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), server among others.
The five-man tribunal, led by Justice Mohammed Garba, had in its judgment delivered on September 11, dismissed the petition filed by Atiku and PDP for being incompetent and lacking in merit.
The panel in dismissing the petition, held that Atiku and PDP were unable to substantiate their allegations that the election was rigged in favour of Buhari and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).