Good day, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of Presidential Election Tribunal news headlines for today Thursday, September 12th, 2019.
Below is a roundup of top stories emanating from the Presidential Election Tribunal.
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) on Wednesday dismissed the petition of the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. Naija News reports that the PDP and Atiku are challenging the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari as the winner of the February 23, 2019, presidential election.
Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s President, says the ruling of the presidential election petition tribunal in his favour, is a victory for Nigerians who trooped out to overwhelmingly elect him for a second term in office. Naija News had reported earlier that the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) on Wednesday dismissed the petition of the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
The judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal which upheld President Muhammadu Buhari victory has been rejected by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Through its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan in a statement, the party expressed shock over the judgment, adding that there were so many errors as the Tribunal failed to prove fair justice.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has reacted to the judgment of the 2019 Presidential Election Petition by the Tribunal. Recall that the Tribunal earlier dismissed the entirety of the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Alh. Atiku Abubakar.
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Wednesday struck out the witness statement by former Aviation Minister, Osita Chidoka. This follows a ruling by the Tribunal on the request by President Muhammadu Buhari through his counsels for the striking out of the witness statement.
The Presidential Election Tribunal has given the former Vice-President and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar victory in a ruling on a motion filed by the Independent National Electoral Commission. Naija News understands that in the motion, INEC had sought the dismissal of Atiku and PDP’s petitions as Nigeria’s electoral umpire claims that the opposition failed to join the Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, in their petitions against President Buhari and the electoral umpire.