Court Discards PDP Atiku’s Appeal Against APC Buhari’s Election Victory

 The Supreme Court has on Tuesday dismissed an appeal filed by Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the main opposition candidate of the PDP to overturn the result of February’s presidential election in which Muhammadu Buhari of the APC was returned to office.

Atiku lodged his initial complaint with the election tribunal  last month, which ruled in favour of the ruling party.

Buhari took 56% of the vote against 41% for Atiku, according to electoral commission data. Though Buhari’s victory had been widely anticipated.

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