The Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) Abubakar Atiku filed a plea on February 25 asking for Bola Ahmed Tinubu to be declared the winner of the presidential election, and the Presidential Election plea Tribunal on Tuesday in Abuja reserved judgement.
Justice Simon Tsammani, the tribunal’s chair, said that while he reserved judgement, the parties to the case will be informed of the day it would be delivered.
Atiku, the primary petitioner, requested that the Tribunal provide his case substantive justice rather than a technical ruling that would taint the flow of justice.
He insisted that Tinubu be disqualified on the strength of the American Court judgment where he was made to forfeit $460,000 on narcotics and money laundering-related offences.
Atiku’s final address was adopted by his lead counsel, Chief Chris Uche SAN.
However, counsel to the All Progressives Congress, APC, Lateef Fagbemi SAN, urged the Court to dismiss the arguments on the ground that the purported judgement was delivered over 30 years ago.
On his own part, President Tinubu, represented by legal luminary Chief Wole Olanipekun SAN, canvassed that the petition be dismissed because the grievances of Atiku and PDP are targeted at the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC.