Good day, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of Presidential Election Tribunal news headlines for today Tuesday, 13th August 2019.
Below is a roundup of top stories emanating from the Presidential Election Tribunal.
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Monday, reserved judgment in the petition filed by the Hope Democratic Party, HDP, challenging the election victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 23 presidential election. Naija News reports the tribunal’s decision comes after all parties in the petition adopted their final written addresses.
Atiku Abubakar, the 2019 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has reacted to the decision of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and President Muhammadu Buhari to close its defence at the presidential tribunal. Paul Ibe, media aide to Atiku took to Twitter on Thursday to express his view on the decision by APC and Buhari.
President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) have closed their defence at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal. Buhari’s legal team, led by Wole Olanipekun (SAN) and lead lawyer to the APC, Lateef Fagbemi announced the intentions to close their defence when they appeared before the tribunal on Thursday.
A former official of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Oshideinde Adewunmi, has revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s president obtained a Cambridge University West African Examination certificate. Naija News understands that Adewunmi made this known while being cross-examined by Livy Uzokwu, the counsel of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Wednesday.
The Supreme Court has fixed August 20, 2019, to hear an application filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party and its Presidential candidate in the 2019 Presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, challenging the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal’s rejection of their request to access the INEC “central server”. Naija News recalls that the former Vice President and his party had prayed the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal to grant them access to inspect the central server allegedly used by INEC to transmit results during the 2019 general elections.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, presented 26 documents as he opened his defence at the 2019 presidential election petition tribunal. The documents presented by Buhari include copies of his academic credentials, comprising certified true copy (CTC) of the Confidential result sheet of the University of Cambridge, West Africa School Certificate 1961 for Provincial Secondary School, Katsina.
A senior official of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) has confirmed the authenticity of the copy of the University of Cambridge school certificate tendered by President Buhari on Tuesday. This happened when the official, Oshindeinde Henry Adewunmi appeared on Wednesday before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal as a witness for President Muhammadu Buhari.
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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