One of President Bola Tinubu’s attorneys, Oluwole Afolabi has poured cold water on Atiku Abubakar’s Chicago court victory, saying it is of no use in Atiku’s Supreme Court appeal against Tinubu’s election.
In a WhatsApp note on the implication of the ruling by Judge Nancy Maldonado, Afolabi said:
“The Electoral Act does not allow for the introduction of new evidence on appeal.
“A party must provide a list of the documents he intends to rely on at the time his Petition is filed.
“A party cannot spring surprise on his adversary by introducing evidence that was not filed along with the Petition.”
Tinubu’s personal lawyer, Senior advocate of Nigeria Babatunde Ogala also said whatever document Atiku gets from the Chicago State University is no longer useful.
“The headless mob is masturbating over nothing. The documents can no longer be used. It is of no value. We have passed that stage”.
Ogala broke down the requests of Atiku to CSU, some of which the school already gave to the the Presidential Election Petition Court before its 6 September judgment, in which it dismissed Atiku and Peter Obi’s petitions.
“One is whether President Tinubu attended Chicago State University. The answer is yes. Second, what were his grades in school? The school had already provided that”.
He said the school however objected to releasing Tinubu’s other electronic records covered by the privacy law in the United States.