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Presidential Election Tribunal: PDP’s Atiku Defeated Buhari In Katsina – Party Chieftain



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Atiku Abubakar defeated President Muhammadu Buhari in Katsina State during the 2019 election, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) state Chairman, Salisu Maijigir, told the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal.

Naija News reports that the PDP and Atiku are challenging the declaration of President Buhari as the winner of the 2019 Presidential Election.

During hearing on Tuesday, Maijigiri, who was testifying as w witness for the petitioners (Atiku and PDP), disclosed that he served as the party’s collation agent in the state for the presidential election in Katsina State.

When answering questions from Buhari’s lawyer, the PDP chieftain disclosed that the results collated by his party in the state showed that APC polled 872,000 while PDP scored 905,000 as against what was declared by INEC, which showed that PDP polled 160,203 votes and APC got 1,505,633.

Maijigiri said, ”We (PDP) are the one who won the election not APC.

“APC scored 872,000 and PDP scored, 905,000.

“These are our own results, we collated in our state not the ones from the server.”

Naija News recalls on Monday, Atiku and PDP presented their first set of witnesses at the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal.

Monday was the third of the 10 days Atiku and his team have to present their case before the tribunal.

The states where it looks like the petitioners might be challenging the outcome of the election are Niger, Yobe, Katsina, Jigawa, Kebbi, Kano, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Kaduna and Zamfara.

According to information made available to our newsroom, Atiku Abubakar and the PDP had tendered Buhari’s form CF001 which contained his personal data as part of efforts to establish their petition against Buhari on his qualification for the last presidential election.

Apart from the form, Atiku also tendered the final results of the election signed by Professor Yakubu Mahmood which the tribunal admitted as exhibit.

Also tendered and admitted as exhibits are documents containing total number of voters in the INEC register and the number of collected permanent voters’ card for the elections.

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.