Presidential Poll Dispute: Atiku, PDP Suffer First Blow At Supreme Court Hearing
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The first ruling delivered by the Supreme Court on the presidential election appeal has gone against the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate in the 2019 Election, Atiku Abubakar.

The Apex Court began hearing on the appeal filed by PDP and Atiku challenging the election of President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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The seven-man panel of the court headed by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, in the lead ruling consented to by other members, overruled Atiku’s request that their seven interlocutory appeals be heard after the main one must have been argued.

The seven-man panel held that it would be unnecessary to hear the interlocutory appeals when a judgment on the main appeal marked SC.1211/2019 would cover the field.

Other members of the panel are Justices Bode Rhodes-Vivour, Kayode Ariwoola, John Okoro, Amiru Sanusi, Ejembi Eko and Uwani Abba-Ajji.