Breaking! Tribunal Dismisses PDP, Atiku’s Petition


The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, sitting at the Court of Appeal, Abuja, has dismissed the petition by the Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari, and his party, All Progressives Congress in the  February 23 presidential election.

The tribunal in its lead judgement, delivered by the Justice Mohammed Garba, held that the petitioners failed to prove their case.

Other members of the panel were Justices Abdul Aboki, Joseph Ikyegh, Samuel Oseji, and Peter Ige.

In an unanimous decision after resolving the issues raised by the petitioners, the Justices dismissed the case for lacking in merit.

According to the tribunal, the documents tendered by the petitioners was not utilised to prove the allegations in the petition filed before it.

The tribunal also held that President Buhari was eminently qualified in terms of education to contest the election as against the claim by the petitioners.

Accordingly, the five-man panel tribunal also held that the petitioners failed to prove that the results were transmitted electronically by card reader to a server.

“This petition is accordingly, and hereby dismissed in its entirety,

“In the final result, and I have come to the conclusion which is inevitable and unavoidable, that the petitioners have not proved any of the grounds of the petition in paragraph 15 of the petition.

“This petition is accordingly and hereby dismissed in its entirety,” Justice Garba said.


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