Good day, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of Presidential Election Tribunal news headlines for today Tuesday, 20th August 2019.
Below is a roundup of top stories emanating from the Presidential Election Tribunal.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday struck out an appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its 2019 presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. A five-man panel led by Justice Datijo Mohammed struck out the appeal for having become statute-barred.
The Independent National Electoral Commission has revealed why the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, was not declared the winner of the February 23 election. INEC while speaking at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal stated that it is sure that the former Vice President of Nigeria did not secure the highest votes during the election.
The All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party and President Muhammadu Buhari, have asked the presidential election petitions tribunal to dismiss the petition filed by Atiku Abubakar and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), challenging the February 23 general election on technicalities and evidential grounds. Naija News reports that the prayers formed the complete range other requests contained in both APC and Buhari’s final addresses to be adopted on August 23, made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday, August 19 in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
The 2019 presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has maintained his claim that President Muhammadu Buhari was not duly elected in the last presidential election in the country. Atiku and his team also insisted that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), transmitted the results of the election to a central server.
President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal to dismiss the petition filed against him by Atiku Abubakar and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party. Buhari said the petition challenging his 2019 presidential election victory is the most worthless in the history of election litigation.
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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