Top Nigerian political figures, including Femi Gbajabiamila, Chief of Staff to the President, and Abdullahi Ganduje, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, arrived at the Supreme Court for a significant hearing. The National Security Adviser of Nigeria, Nuhu Ribadu, and the acting National Chairman of the PDP, Umar Damagum, also made appearances.

The Supreme Court is set to hear the appeals of presidential candidates Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, Peter Obi of the Labour Party, and the Allied Peoples Movement (APM). They are seeking to nullify the victory of President Bola Tinubu.

This legal battle revolves around allegations that President Tinubu submitted a forged certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The hearing will determine whether the court can grant Atiku's request to introduce fresh evidence supporting this claim. Lawyers from various parties, including the All Progressives Congress and INEC, will address the court on the matter, arguing the legality of such a request under Nigeria's Constitution and the Electoral Act of 2022. The documents in question are academic records from the Chicago State University, provided to Atiku on orders from a U.S. District Court.