In a significant legal development that has captivated the nation, the Supreme Court of Nigeria has reserved judgment on an appeal brought forth by Peter Obi, in an attempt to overturn the election of President Bola Tinubu.
The seven-member panel of the Supreme Court, with the distinguished Justice John Inyang Okoro at its helm, announced this decision after an extensive session on Monday during which both parties’ legal representatives presented their arguments.
Justice John Inyang Okoro, declared, “This appeal is reserved for judgment until a date to be communicated to parties,” signifying the gravity of the case and the importance of a thorough and impartial consideration.
During the proceedings, the lead counsel for Mr. Peter Obi, the Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) Livy Uzoukwu, implored the court to grant his client’s appeal.
Mr. Uzoukwu, on behalf of Mr. Obi, petitioned the court to set aside the verdict of the Presidential Election Petition Court in Abuja, which had previously affirmed President Bola Tinubu’s electoral victory on the 6th of September.
In response to Mr. Uzoukwu’s fervent appeals, the legal representatives for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), President Bola Tinubu, and the All Progressives Congress (APC) asserted their stance before the Supreme Court.
Their lawyers jointly urged the court to dismiss the appeal, asserting its lack of merit and a failure to present compelling grounds for overturning the previous judgment.
The Supreme Court’s seven-member panel, after hearing these arguments, disclosed their intention to communicate the judgment date to all parties involved, a decision eagerly anticipated by both supporters and opponents of Mr. Peter Obi’s appeal.
The outcome of this case has the potential to significantly impact the political landscape of Nigeria, and as the nation awaits the Supreme Court’s judgment, LatestNaija.news will continue to provide comprehensive coverage of this unfolding story