Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, is set to announce the Supreme Court panel that will hear the appeal arising from the judgment of the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal in the coming days.
Politics Nigeria reported that the tribunal threw out petitions by Atiku Abubakar (PDP) and Labour Party’s Peter Obi against President Bola Tinubu (APC) for lack of merit.
But Atiku and Obi have since declared their intentions to appeal the tribunal’s ruling at the Supreme Court.
The 14-day timeline for them to file their appeal against Tinubu ends on Wednesday, September 20.
While their legal teams are working hard to beat the deadline, the Supreme Court on Friday revealed that Ariwoola had yet to constitute the panel of the apex court that will hear the appeals.
Findings show that the CJN will constitute the panel latest on Wednesday when the timeline for the filing of the appeals will end.
Multiple sources at the apex court also said the identities of the justices that may be named members of the panel were still unknown.
“There is no information about the panel or the justices that would make up the panel for now. What we know is that members of the panel may be named this week, latest by Wednesday,” a source told Punch.