– The Presidential election tribunal will commence hearing of petitions against Pres. Muhammad Buhari today
– Some of the petitions came from the Presidential candidate of the PDP, Alh. Atiku Abubakar, who accused Pres. Buhari of electoral fraud
– Petitions from other parties will also be heard Today
According to a latest report, the Presidential Election Tribunal will commence hearing of petition against President Muhammadu Buhari today.
This comes after the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, Alh. Atiku Abubakar had refused to accept the result of the 2019 Presidential election.
Pres. Buhari was declared winner of the 2019 Presidential election and he would be sworn in come May 29th to commence his second term in office.
According to the report, Atiku Abubakar had gone to the tribunal with a petition alleging massive electoral fraud and also requesting that the tribunal upturn the February 23 election of President Buhari.
Pres. Muhammedu Buhari was declared the winner of the 2019 Presidential election by Nigeria’s electoral body, the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC.
But Alh. Atiku Abubakar had sought the panel for permission to inspect the election materials as he said he was the winner of the elections based on results on the INEC’s server.
However, the country’s electoral body has gone ahead to refute the claim by Atiku Abubakar.
According to the statement released yesterday, the Court of Appeal where the Tribunal will be seated has made it known that seating will commence on Wednesday May 8 at exactly 9 am.
Aside from Atiku Abubakar’s petition, other petitions to be heard are petition by the Coalition for Change against the All Progressive Congress APC, Pres. Muhammadu Buhari and the country’s electoral body, INEC.
Others petitions include the petition from Hope Democratic Party.