Good day, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of Presidential Election Tribunal news headlines for today Thursday, 13th June 2019.
Below is a roundup of top stories emanating from the Presidential Election Tribunal.
The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal will today Thursday, June 13, hear an application filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Atiku Abubakar requesting access to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Naija News had reported that the Tribunal reserved ruling on nine applications it heard in respect to PDP and Atiku’s petition.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has stated that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, was right not to accept the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari at the elections. The former president made this known in an interview a Premium Time’ special publication on the Fourth Republic 20th anniversary.
Indications have emerged of tension in the camp of the presidency over the weightiness of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar‘s petition against the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari. Naija News reports that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Atiku are challenging the declaration of Buhari as the winner of the 2019 election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The All Progressives Congress (APC) and President Muhammadu Buhari have asked the Presidential Election Tribunal to strike out the petition of Atiku Abubakar for being fundamentally defective. The Independent National Electoral Commission had declared Buhari winner of the February 23 Presidential Election.
A popular traditional medicine practitioner (herbalist) in Anambra State, southeast Nigeria, Igwe Onyeachonam Ofomba, has predicted that Atiku Abubakar, the Presidential candidate Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party, in the 2019 general elections, will win at the tribunal. Naija News recalls that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared President Muhammadu Buhari who participated in the election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party, winner of the February 23 Presidential election.
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