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The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected the attempt of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar to submit fresh evidence to nullify the election of President Bola Tinubu.

Justice John Inyang Okoro, chairman of the 7-man panel, said Atiku’s attempt to bring fresh evidence on whether Tinubu has authentic diploma from the Chicago State University would elongate the judgement.


He then said this would return the country to the old dark days, adding that the apex court has no jurisdiction to accept fresh evidence.

“It will be unfortunate to go back to the dark old days when election petitions could be heard up to the point of expiration of the tenure of the person whose election was being challenged,” Justice Okoro said.

He said Atiku’s attempt to introduce fresh evidence to extend the time to adjudicate the case

“Consequently, since the Presidential Election court has no jurisdiction to entertain fresh evidence, the Supreme Court has no jurisdiction to accept fresh evidence,” Justice Okoro added.

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