Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of Election Tribunal news headlines for today Friday, 26th July 2019.
Below is a roundup of top stories emanating from the Election Tribunal.
One of the opposition parties challenging the election victory of President Muhammadu Buhari at the February 23 presidential election has withdrawn its petition. The Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM), on Wednesday, applied to withdraw its petition challenging the outcome of the 2019 presidential election in Nigeria.
The Hope Democratic Party (HDP) and its presidential candidate in the 2019 election, Ambrose Owuru on Monday, opened and closed their case before the presidential election petition tribunal. The petitioners also tendered some documents as evidence and were able to present only one witness as the tribunal rejected two other witnesses.
The candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Enugu State, during the National Assembly election for Enugu North/South Federal Constituency, Mr. Nelson Maduka Arum, prays to withdraw his petition from the tribunal. The APC candidate had dragged Hon, Offor Chukwuegbo of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the Tribunal, seeking the nullification of his victory.
A suit seeking to sack Adamu Bulkachuwa, the husband of Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, the Court of Appeal President has been rejected by the Supreme Court. A five-man panel of the apex court in a judgment on Monday dismissed the appeal by Usman Tuggar, challenging the victory of Bulkachuwa as Senator representing Bauchi North senatorial district.
The suit filed against the eligibility of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, to run the in last governorship election has been struck out by the Supreme Court. A five-man panel of the Supreme Court upheld two appeals by Wike, with which he challenged the leave granted to Elvis Chinda by the Court of Appeal.
6. Atiku vs Buhari: PDP Agent Reveals Shocking Details Of What Happened At Polling Units In Borno State
An agent for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during the 2019 presidential election in Nigeria has revealed some of his experiences in Borno State. The agent, Babagana Kukawa spoke at the resumed hearing of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja on Monday as the 37th witness for the PDP and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
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