- Apex Court rejects Atiku and PDP’s appeal for lack of merit.
- Court will communicate the reason for ruling to all parties concerned.
Reactions have continued to flood the social media over the recent judgement delivered by the Supreme Court on the challenge of President Muhammadu Buhari’s reelection by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
The defendants proceeded to the apex court after losing at the appeal tribunal. In its ruling, a 7-man panel led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Tanko Muhammad, dismissed Atiku’s appeal for lacking in merit.
Justice Muhammad who stated that members of the panel had read all the documents and exhibits filed in the case for about a fortnight, within which the panel discovered that the appeal was lacking in merit.
The CJN also said the reason for the apex court’s decision would be made known on a later date which would be communicated to all concerned.
The apex court initially stood down Atiku’s appeal for 15 mins to enable parties to agree on whether or not to consolidate all the appeals. The sitting, therefore, resumed after all the counsels agreed to a consolidation of all the appeals because the main appeal was binding on all others.
See reactions from Twitter below.
Dear Nigerians, the matter don cast.
PDP cannot save you.
Atiku cannot save you.
The judiciary cannot save you.
The legislature cannot save you.
Only you can save yourself!
— Babasola Kuti (@RealSolaKuti) October 30, 2019
#Atiku thanks for cumming
— #Brandzt 🇳🇬🇳🇬 (@deuceslamba) October 30, 2019
I have mixed feelings abt the supreme court rejecting Atiku’s appeal.
One one hand, I’m glad cos Atiku is a significant part of the corrupt system that got us here.
On the otherhand, I’m sad cos it confirmed my fears that we’re now in a full blown dictatorship.
O’jewa safe us😩
— Adunni Adaora Achebe (@Adunni_Achebe) October 30, 2019
Well, we all know by now that Atiku is NOT cumming.
And no form of political gymnastics can derail Buhari. So let’s all get to work. Enough of the childishness online.
Oya, off ye all go!
— Queen of Trolls (@trolls_queen) October 30, 2019
— Igboanugo (@Igboanugo12) October 30, 2019
The pride of democracy is to see a course being pursuit to a particular concluding point, justification. Democracy is all about contest. @atiku has fought a good fight.
Let’s move on.
— Lanrey (@Dhikroo) October 30, 2019
The plan is for Atiku to come in December. But things hardly go according to plan here (that’s why I am still not a minister despite my plans to appear in Baba or First Lady’s list). Now, Atiku has come earlier than… https://t.co/mh687V1ydS
— Ahmed Musa Husaini (@ahmadugombe) October 30, 2019
— WIZZ POLL (@WIZZ_POLL) October 30, 2019
If I’m in Atiku’s shoes, I’ll be damn everything and go extremely petty at all those that defrauded me especially with the INEC server angle 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/yNYhl3HxDG
— KUKUTE (@Ade_Nurayn) October 30, 2019