Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of Presidential Election Tribunal news headlines for today Sunday, May 19th, 2019.
Below is a roundup of top stories emanating from the Presidential Election Tribunal.
Facebook has closed some accounts allegedly set up by an Israeli firm named Archimedes, which were used to dent the image of Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, and boosting the campaign of President Muhammadu Buhari. According to the Associated Press, the United States think tank, Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab, which analyses misinformation online, said some sample posts removed from Facebook appeared to praise President Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and smear his leading opponent, Atiku.
The Federal Government has said that it has ‘credible evidence” to back up its outcry that the opposition is planning to “sabotage the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, generally overheat the polity and make the country ungovernable”. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said this on Saturday at the 2019 edition of his annual Ramadan lecture held at his home town, Oro, Kwara State.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar have revealed reasons for their opposition to the involvement of the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa in the hearing of the petition. Atiku and the PDP are challenging the outcome of the 2019 presidential election, won by President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
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