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Presidential Election Tribunal: Atiku Tenders A Total Of 26,175 Exhibits




It is now a total of 26,175 exhibits that Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and his party have tendered against the election of President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential election tribunal.

The PDP candidate had through Livy Uzoukwu, his lawyer, tendered 5,196 exhibits earlier, before the tribunal on Thursday while additional ones were filed on Friday.

Recall, so far that the Tribunal has admitted 883 exhibits from Niger State to be for Atiku.

Atiku is tendering the exhibits to support his claim that results from the individual polling units show he got more votes than Buhari who contested under the All Progressives Congress (APC), Naija News understands

A statement from Paul Ibe, his spokesman, said the exhibits comprise mainly result sheets from polling units, wards and local governments in eight states namely Katsina, Kebbi, Borno, Jigawa, Gombe, Bauchi, Kaduna and partly Kano.

Ibe gave the breakdown of the documents as: 3,378 came from Katsina; 2,106 came from Kebbi; 3,472 from Borno; 3,162 from Jigawa; 1,912 from Gombe; 3,539 from Bauchi; 3,335 from Kaduna and 5,271 came from Kano.

Yunus Usman, counsel to INEC; Mike Igbokwe, counsel to Buhari; and Charles Edosomwan, APC counsel, were all said to have objected to the admissibility of the documents.

However, they reportedly told the tribunal that reasons for their objections would be made at the address stage of hearing in the petition.

Uzoukwu told the tribunal that his team will begin to call witnesses after the documents have all been tendered.

The tribunal adjourned till Monday, July 8,2019 for further hearing.