Lawyer Shares Insight on Atiku and Obi’s Fate at Supreme Court (

Lawyer Shares Insight on Atiku and Obi’s Fate at Supreme Court


Ibadan-based legal scholar, Wale Adeagbo, has noted the improbability of overturning Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) rulings by the Supreme Court unless solid evidence is presented by the petitioners. 

In a discussion with, the eminent lawyer stressed the importance of keeping emotions aside during such verdicts. He indicated that court proceedings should adhere to the guidelines surrounding ‘party pleadings’, as well as rules on what is deemed relevant and admissible as evidence.

Atiku and Obi, as well as their parties, have rejected the court’s decision and have vowed to seek redress at the Supreme Court.

The Ibadan-born lawyer further agreed with the court’s position on the petitioners’ claim that the winner of the presidential election was expected to get 25 per cent of votes in the FCT. The court ruled that the FCT did not have a special status.

Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Labour Party had filed petitions against the victory of President Bola Tinubu in the February 25 presidential election before the PEPC, but their petitions were struck out over lack of evidence.

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