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Supreme court dismisses Atiku’s application to file new evidence

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The Supreme court has dismissed Atiku Abubakar’s application to tender fresh evidence against Bola Tinubu.

The seven-man panel of justices led by John Okoro said Atiku’s application to tender fresh evidence from Chicago State University against Bola Tinubu is in violation of the Electoral law.

Citing Section 182 of the Electoral Act, Justice Okoro said, Atiku failed to apply to the court to amend his petition to bring fresh evidence against Tinubu.

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Justice Okoro Supreme Court has no jurisdiction to accept fresh evidence.

It has to be noted that the 180 days imposed is immutable and cannot be extended”, Okoro said.

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The implication is that all evidence ought to have been adduced at the trial court and judgment delivered within 180 days

Atiku filed the appeal on the last day of the timeframe allowed to appeal. The 180 days prescribed by the law lapsed on 17 September.