Good day, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of Presidential Election Tribunal news headlines for today Thursday, 20th June 2019.
Below is a roundup of top stories emanating from the Presidential Election Tribunal.
The presidential candidate of the Hope Democratic Party (HDP), Ambrose Owuru, has prayed the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, to nullify the February 23 presidential election that produced Muhammadu Buhari as Nigeria’s President for a second term. Naija News reports that the party made this demand in a fresh motion filed HDP’s counsel, Ezechukwu Ifeanyi.
The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal has reserved judgment on the application by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Atiku Abubakar to be granted access to inspect the server and data of smart card readers used by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The Justice Mohammed Garba-led tribunal took the decision on Thursday after hearing parties involved in the petition.
The All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party, has prayed the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal to strike out Atiku Abubakar’s petition against President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election on the ground that he is not a Nigerian by birth. Naija News reports that the ruling party made the demand on Thursday, June 13, before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal headed by Justice Mohammed Lawal Garba.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate in the February 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar, on Thursday, prayed the Presidential tribunal to order the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to grant them permission to inspect the commission’s saver. Naija News understands that the PDP’s wish is still part of the reactions of the main opposition party in Nigeria and the candidate to the loss of the presidential election victory to Buhari.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has dismissed claims of a server where results of the February 23 presidential election were uploaded. Naija News reports that the electoral commission made this known at the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal on Thursday while responding to an application by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Atiku Abubakar to inspect its servers.
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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