Obi, Atiku vow to appeal presidential tribunal judgment

The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Mr Peter Obi and his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) counterpart, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar have vowed to challenge the judgement of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT).
Presidential Diary reports that PEPT had on Wednesday in Abuja, affirmed the election of President Bola Tinubu and dismissed the petitions filed by Obi and Atiku for lack of merit.
Reacting to the judgement on Thursday, Counsel to Obi, Mr Livy Uzoukwu SAN, told newsmen that his client would appeal the judgment at the Supreme Court.
Uzoukwu wondered why the court had ruled against live broadcast of proceedings at the hearing of his client’s petition only to allow same during the judgment.
But counsel to Atiku, Mr Chris Uche SAN, noted that his team had requested for a copy of the judgment in order to fast track the process of appeal.
Uche said that his client directed that the appeal against the decision of the court be filed immediately.
He noted that though PEPT delivered the judgment, that his client did not get justice in his quest to prove that the February 25 election was marred by malpractices, irregularities and corruption.
The Chairman of the five-member panel of PEPT, Justice Haruna Tsammani, informed the petitioners that clean copies of the judgment would be released to them latest on Thursday (today).

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