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General News of Thursday, 19 October 2023


Chicago Certificate: 'Overrule Tinubu on fresh evidence' - Atiku begs Supreme Court, gives reason

Atiku Abubakar Atiku Abubakar

The flagbearer of the PDP in the 2023 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, has again asked the Supreme Court to jettison technicality and grant his application for leave to tender fresh and additional evidence. Atiku has made a fresh plea in his case against Tinubu at the Supreme Court.

Atiku on Wednesday, October 18, urged the Supreme Court to allow him to present fresh evidence to support his claim that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, submitted forged documents to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) during the poll.

As reported by The Nigerian Tribune, Atiku predicated his plea on the grounds that presenting forged documents by any candidate, especially by one for the highest office in the land, is a grave constitutional issue that must not be encouraged.

The former Vice President stated this in his reply on point of law to Tinubu’s objection to granting leave for Atiku to present the fresh evidence before the apex court, Channels TV reported.

Earlier, reported that a chieftain of the PDP, Reno Omokri, has said he remains a member of the main opposition party.

Omokri in a video shared on his YouTube and X (formerly Twitter) pages on Monday, October 16, said he is not supporting President Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He stated that he has validated President Tinubu's Chicago State University (CSU) certification since September 2022.