Buhari vs Atiku: Today is judgement day

Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has said it will today (Wednesday) give judgement on the challenge by PDP against President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election.

Outcome of the petition by the Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate, Mr Atiku Abubakar, is the most anticipated amongst several legal cases arising from the February 23 election.

“Presidential election petition tribunal: Please be informed. Notice has been given for judgement to be delivered tomorrow, September 11,” Sa’adatu Kachalla, spokesperson for Court of Appeal, said on Tuesday.

The presidential election petition is handled by Court of Appeal, and a further appeal can be heard by the Supreme Court.

PDP’s petition is currently the only petition remaining after three other petitioners ended their cases at the tribunal unsuccesfully.

PDP challenged the emergence of Mr Buhari as winner of the 2019 election on several grounds including an allegation that ruling All Progressives Congress worked with Independent National Electoral Commission to rig the poll.

The party questioned Buhari’s academic qualification.

PDP brought 62 witnesses in all before closing its case at the tribunal. Buhari put forward seven witnesses.

 

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