Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of Presidential Election Tribunal news headlines for today Thursday, May 16, 2019.
Below is a roundup of top stories emanating from the Presidential Election Tribunal.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the 2019 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, will today (Thursday) file a formal application before the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal asking for the withdrawal of the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa. The former ruling party and its candidate wants Justice Bulkachuwa removed from the five-man tribunal on the grounds of likelihood of bias.
The 2019 Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party, Atiku Abubakar, has set Thursday, May 16, to file a formal application demanding the withdrawal of Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa as the chairman of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal. Abubakar made this known through the head of his legal team, Dr Livy Uzoukwu (SAN), at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, on Wednesday, May 15.
A request by Livy Uzoukwu (SAN), lawyer to the petitioners – Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Atiku Abubakar has halted proceedings at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT). The court had scheduled pre-hearing session in the petition for Wednesday, but when the case was mentioned a little after 10 am, Uzoukwu told the five-man panel tribunal, that he has an application, which he would prefer to move in chambers.
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has told the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, to formally file an application asking the President of the Court of Appeal and chairman of the five-man panel, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, to withdraw. The tribunal gave the directive on Wednesday following the meeting the panel members held with lawyers appearing in the case.
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