Buhari, Atiku know fate today

The Presidential Election Tribunal is to deliver judgment today in a petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate, Atiku Abubakar challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari. Sa’adatu Musa, spokesperson of the court of appeal, disclosed this in a notice yesterday. “Please be informed notice has been given for judgment to be delivered tomorrow September 11, 2019. 9. 00 am,” Musa said. In his petition, Atiku, the PDP presidential candidate in the February election, had claimed he defeated Buhari by 1,615,302 votes. Atiku based his claim on information…

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Why judiciary is in best position to appoint INEC Chairman – Atiku

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has advocated that the power to appoint the Chairman and board of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) should be taken away from the President and given to the Judiciary. Atiku who stated this in a press statement he personally signed argued that of all three arms of government, the Judiciary is the least affected by elections, meaning that it has the highest objectivity in matters relating to the INEC. The former vice president who stated that…

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Presidential election tribunal: PDP, Atiku close case after calling 62 witnesses

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate in the 2019 general elections, Atiku Abubakar, have closed their case at the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal. After a series of proceedings which lasted over two months at the Tribunal sitting in Abuja, the petitioners closed their case on Friday. They called a total of 62 witnesses to testify, in addition to the tendering of documents to prove its case before the Tribunal. The opposition and its candidate are challenging the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 23 poll.…

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Presidential election tribunal: 88-year-old Constitutional lawyer, Nwabueze, appears for Atiku, PDP on wheelchair

Professor Ben Nwabueze appeared for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate Alhaji Atiku Abubakar at the ongoing Presidential Election Petition Tribunal. The 87-year old who led the opposition party’s legal team came in a wheelchair. In announcing his appearance, Prof Nwabueze the constitutional lawyer prayed the court to allow him to address them sitting down as he is unable to stand for too long owing to his age. His request was granted by the tribunal. He was barely audible while announcing the names of other lawyers appearing…

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Election tribunal: Atiku denies planning protest over INEC server

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on Sunday said he has no plan to lead a street protest in the event that the election petition tribunal ruled against him and his party on the issue of the Independent National Electoral Commission’s server. Atiku’s Media Adviser, Paul Ibe, said the statement attributed to Atiku is the handiwork of mischief makers to mar his pro-democratic record, and lay the groundwork on false charges against him. Ibe in a statement issued on Sunday said,…

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2019 Presidential election: We don’t have server for results, INEC to Atiku

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has insisted that it had no electronic server where elections results were being uploaded for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and its presidential candidate in the February 23, 2019 presidential election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to access and inspect. The PDP and its candidate, Atiku, are challenging the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the election, claiming that the results they obtained from the INEC server indicated that Atiku won the poll with an over six…

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Jonathan, Atiku, Saraki, others pay tribute to late Yar’Adua at ninth year death anniversary

Many Nigerians, including the immediate past president, Goodluck Jonathan, have paid tribute to late President Umaru Yar’Adua, nine years after his death. Jonathan, who was Yar’Adua’s Vice President, in the early hours of Sunday joined other Nigerians through his verified Twitter account to pay tribute to his late boss. Tribute: “On this day nine years ago I lost a friend, colleague, brother, and boss, President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua. He was a selfless leader who placed national interest above personal and ethnic gains,” Jonathan stated. “Today, I remember and celebrate him…

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Timi Frank backs Pa Adebanjo, says Atiku’ll reclaim his mandate

…Decries Collapse of Security under APC A political activist and former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has expressed support for the leader of the Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, on his recent comment that President Muhammadu Buhari should not be recognised as President-Elect. Frank said until the Supreme Court determines the true winner of the 2019 presidential election, the President should not be addressed as a president-elect. Pa Adebanjo had expressed optimism that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of…

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We didn’t arrest any INEC employee over alleged leakage of server ID to Atiku – DSS

The Department of State Services has denied the allegation that it arrested and detained seven members of staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). A social media report had alleged that the DSS arrested some ICT staff of INEC for disclosing the Commission’s server identity number to the PDP and its presidential candidate in the 2018 elections, Atiku Abubakar. Public Relations Officer of the DSS, Mr. Peter Afunanya, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja. He said that the report went further to state that the staff were detained…

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Atiku releases details of election result from INEC server to prove he defeated Buhari

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 23 presidential election has released further details about the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to back up his claims that he defeated President Muhammadu Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC). According to the result declared by INEC from the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Buhari polled 15,191,847, while Atiku came second with 11,262,978 votes. But, Atiku claimed he garnered a total of 18,356,732 votes to defeat Buhari, who, according…

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INEC accuses Atiku, PDP of parading fabricated election results

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election, fabricated the votes he claimed to have scored. Atiku, in his petition before the presidential election tribunal, had claimed he defeated President Muhammadu Buhari by 1,615,302 votes. He said data from INEC server showed that he polled a total of 18,356,732 votes to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari, whom he said had 16,741,430 votes. INEC’s polling figures from the 36 states and the FCT gave Buhari 15,191,847 votes, while Atiku…

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Citizenship: Atiku fires back at APC over claim he’s not a Nigerian

• Says APC’s claim pedestrian and straw clutching desperation • The claim is hogwash, balderdash, and gibberish – Ozekhome • APC has run out of smart arguments – PDP Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) does not deserve a response from him after claiming he wasn’t born Nigerian, hence not qualified to contest the presidential election in the first place. The APC had on Friday in a processes it filed before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal,…

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Atiku not a Nigerian, unqualified to be president, APC tells election tribunal

• Is Atiku actually an alien? The All Progressives Congress (APC) has told the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja that former Vice President and the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Feb. 23 presidential poll, Atiku Abubakar, is not a Nigerian. The party has said that based on that allegation, Atiku was not qualified to have contested the presidential election. Atiku is challenging the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as winner of the February 23 presidential election. Lateef Fagbemi,…

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Tribunal Begins Hearing on Atiku’s Petition against Buhari Today

The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal (PEPT) will on Wednesday (today) holds hearing on the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the February 23, 2019 election. A five-man panel headed by the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, is to preside over the first sitting coming up after the petitioners filed their case on March 18. The hearing holds 9am. The panel had earlier made…

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Obasanjo Condemns Those Opposing Atiku’s Lawsuit, Hails Adeleke’s Victory at Tribunal

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has supported the decision of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, to challenge the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal. Obasanjo also congratulated the Osun PDP governorship candidate, Ademola Adeleke on his victory at the tribunal; and emphasized that Atiku must seek redress in court to reclaim his mandate. He said if Buhari could go to court three times without reasonable cause, any Nigerian who felt denied of justice must feel free to go to court.…

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