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Tribunal: Supreme court gives Obi final lash, dismisses petition



By Peters Monday, Abuja

The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal by Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) on the grounds that it lacked merit.

A seven-member panel of the court affirmed the judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) and upheld the election of President Bola Tinubu on Thursday.

The masterstroke judgment delivered by Justice John Okoro, which lasted five minutes, held that majority of the issues in Obi’s appeal were resolved in the earlier judgment in the appeal by Atiku of the PDP.

Justice Okoro maintained that the only issue in Obi’s appeal not covered in the Atiku appeal was the question over the nomination of Vice President Kashim Shettma.

According to him, the issue concerning Shettima‘s alleged double nomination was earlier resolved by the Supreme Court in its judgement delivered on May 9 in the appeal by the PDP against INEC and three others.

The judge added that the issue ought not to have been brought before the Supreme Court again by the appellants who were already aware of that judgment.