The apex court announced the decision on
Wednesday, hours after it commenced the
hearing of the appeal.
The Supreme Court panel, led by Chief Justice
of Nigeria Tanko Muhammad, said it will give
reasons for dismissing the petition on a later
Mr Abubakar and the PDP filed the appeal at
the Supreme Court after the presidential
election tribunal last month dismissed their
The tribunal ruled against the PDP on the core
issues it raised about the February presidential
Mr Abubakar and the PDP had argued that Mr
Buhari lied on oath about his educational
qualification and that the high school the
president said he attended did not exist at the
dates stated by the president. They also
argued that the electoral commission, INEC,
manipulated the result of the election and that
the result on an INEC server showed that Mr
ABubakar won the election ahead of Mr Buhari.
The tribunal disagreed with the PDP and Mr
Abubakar on the issues raised.