Adewole Adebayo, the presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the 2023 election, has explained that Atiku Abubakar, his counterpart in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), would not have ground at the Supreme Court against President Bola Tinubu……CONTINUE.FULL.READING>>>
Adebayo, in a tweet on Monday, October 9, maintained that the forgery allegation the former vice president is raising against the President would not grant him victory at the Supreme Court because he can’t present fresh evidence, neither can he add more evidence to new issues at the apex court.
President Tinubu had earlier defeated Atiku Abubakar at the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) over his lack of evidence, but the PDP candidate had approached a Magistrate Court in the United States to compel the Chicago State University to reveal Tinubu’s academic record to him.
After having access to Tinubu’s academic records, Atiku, at a press conference on Thursday, October 5, alleged that the President submitted a forced certificate from the Chicago State University to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) before the 2023 elections.
However, while reacting to the claim, Adebayo said: “Can you amend an election petition on appeal? No. Can you adduce additional evidence on appeal on a ground not filed in a petition? No. Can an Appellant adduce additional evidence on a new issue raised in his reply that was expunged because it was not pleaded in the petition? No.
“It is high time politicians got it that it is not the duty of the Court to help you lynch your opponent. When approaching the court, we are all invoking a constitutional privilege. Be humble before the temple. We can’t sacrifice systems for hysterics or institutions for emotions.”…CONTINUE.FULL.READING>>>