The Senior Advocates of Nigeria who represented the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, are currently absent at the Supreme Court where the reasons for the dismissal of their appeal challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress is set to be revealed.
A further report revealed that none of their junior lawyers was available when the court called on the appellants’ lawyers to announce their appearances at the commencement of the Friday’s proceedings.
However, the SANs who led the legal teams of President Muhammadu Buhari, the All Progressives Congress and the Independent National Electoral Commission were present at the proceedings that began at about 9.05 am on Friday.
The three parties are the respondents to the appeal in favour of whom the apex court had ruled in the summary judgment delivered on October 30, 2019.
Recall that the court had dismissed the appeal and announced that it would give the reasons for its decision on a date to be later announced.
A seven-man panel of the apex court led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, had in the summary judgment affirmed the victory of President Buhari and his party.