On Tuesday, August 20, the Supreme Court, struck out an appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the 2019 presidential election.
The Nation reports that the appeal marked SC/738/2019 was filed against a ruling of the presidential election petition tribunal which held that the Atiku and the PDP do not have a reply to an application filed on May 14, 2019 by the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The application filed by the APC sought, among others, the dismissal of their (Atiku and the PDP) petitions challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential election.
It was learnt that the Supreme Court ruling was delivered by a five-man panel led by Justice Datijo Mohammed. The judges struck out the appeal for having become statute barred. The adjournment, it was learnt, was hinged on a fresh filing aimed at including additional facts and materials by the applicants.
Paul Erokoro (SAN), counsel for the applicants, had informed the court about the additional motion thereby stalling the proceedings.