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Latest Presidential Election Tribunal News For Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

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Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of Presidential Election Tribunal news headlines for today Thursday, May 23rd, 2019.

Below is a roundup of top stories emanating from the Presidential Election Tribunal.

1. Justice Bulkachuwa Withdraws From Presidential Election Tribunal

The President of the Court of Appeal, and Chairman of the five-member panel of the Presidential Election Tribunal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, has recused herself from the tribunal. Naija News reports that Justice Bulkachuwa recused herself from the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal today, Wednesday, May 22.

2. Presidential Election Tribunal: Why I Stepped Down – Justice Bulkachuwa

The President of the Court of Appeal, and Chairman of the five-member panel of the Presidential Election Tribunal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, says she recused herself from the tribunal in order to test the position of the law. Naija News had reported earlier that Justice Bulkachuwa recused herself from the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Wednesday, May 22.

3.Election Tribunal: PDP Speaks On Bulkachuwa Recusal

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reacted to the withdrawal of the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, from the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal. The main opposition party had filed an application alleging the likelihood of bias against her.

4. Presidential Election Tribunal: What Atiku Said About Justice Bulkachuwa

The 2019 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party, Atiku Abubakar, has praised Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, the chairman of the five-man panel of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, for recusing herself from the tribunal. Naija News had reported earlier that Justice Bulkachuwa recused herself from the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Wednesday, May 22.

5. Presidential Election Tribunal: What Buhari Told Court About Justice Bulkachuwa

President Muhammadu Buhari has told the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting that he was not aware that Aliyu Haidar Abubakar, the biological son of Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, campaigned for him during the electioneering period. Naija News understands that President Buhari said he only got to know that Abubakar was his supporter after he read a copy of the motion the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

That’s the Presidential Election Tribunal news for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.


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