Live Updates: Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (Atiku vs Buhari)

Live Updates: Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (Atiku vs Buhari)

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The Nigeria’s presidential election petitions tribunal which may pronounce the end either for Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) or his All Progressives Congress’ counterpart, President Muhammadu Buhari, is currently going on.

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, had instituted the case challenging the outcome of the February 23, 2019 presidential election which saw President Muhammadu Buhari declared winner with 15,191,847 votes over Atiku’s 11,262,978 votes.

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Here are rulings from the ongoing election petition tribunal:

  1. INEC’S MOTION CHALLENGING COMPETENCE OF PETITIONERS COUNSEL DISMISSED.
  2. APPLICATION TO STRIKE CASE FOR NON-INCLUSION OF OSINBAJO REJECTED.
  3. MOTION ON ALLEGATIONS OF MISCONDUCT AGAINST SECURITY AGENCIES STRUCK OUT.
  4. COURT STRIKES OUT PARAGRAPHS IN PETITIONER’S REPLY FOR BEING IN BREACH OF RULES OVER CRIMINAL COMPLAINTS AGAINST INDIVIDUALS NOT LISTED.
  5. TRIBUNAL STRIKES OUT SOME DOCUMENTS, WITNESS STATEMENTS OF OSITA CHIDOKA ON THE GROUND THAT THEY AMOUNT TO AMENDING PETITION.
  6. PARAGRAPH IN PETITION’S REPLAY ALLEGING INDUCEMENT OF VOTERS BY VP OSINBAJO OVER TRADER MONI SPENDING STRUCK OUT.
  7. ALLEGATIONS OF THE LACK OF EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION BY BUHARI DISMISSED.
  8. COURT SAYS NO PROVISION FOR ELECTRONIC TRANSMISSION OF RESULTS IN ELECTORAL ACT AND ELECTION GUIDELINES.
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FINAL RULING: PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION TRIBUNAL DISMISSES PETITION BY ATIKU ABUBAKAR, PDP CHALLENGING THE ELECTION OF PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI.

Below is the list of Justices on the five-man panel of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in order of seniority

– Justice Mohammed Garba of the Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal. He is the Presiding Justice of the five man panel.

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– Justice Joseph Ikyegh of the Benin Division of the Court of Appeal

– Justice Samuel Oseji of the Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal

– Justice Peter Ige of the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal

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