Breaking: Supreme Court of Nigeria unveils panel to hear Atiku’s appeal against President Buhari

The victory of President Mohammadu Buhari which has been challenged by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with its Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar on the the poll which was held February 23 has been granted a hearing by the Supreme Court of Appeal.

Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Mohammed is to preside over the 7 man panel that will hear the appeals filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The appeals hearing has generated some controversies especially due to the silence of the Supreme Court on the justices that would constitute the panel, with the Coalition of United Progressives Party (CUPP) demanding the use of seniority in selecting them.

A senior member of Atiku’s legal team, Chief Chris Uche (SAN), said they considered it strange that as at yesterday, the appellants still did not know those that would constitute the panel. On his part, Dr Alex Izinyon (SAN), a top member of President Buhari’s legal team said the team is not particularly interested in knowing beforehand the justices of the court that would constitute the panel to hear the appeals.

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