Presidential election tribunal: PDM seeks to withdraw petition against Buhari

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has fixed July 18 to entertain an application filed by the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Movement, PDM, Chief Frank Igwebuike, seeking to withdraw from challenging President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election. Justice Mohammed Garba fixed the date on Wednesday after the panel discovered that the application was not ripe for hearing. News Agency of Nigerian, NAN, reports that PDM and its candidate, Aminchi Habu had jointly filed the petition to challenge the outcome of the Feb.23 presidential election. Counsel for the national chairman of the…

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Blow to Atiku As Yar’Adua’s PDM Backs Buhari

[Aminu Imam] In what was seen as a setback for the candidacy of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM), a political movement started by Shehu Yar’Adua on Saturday declared support for President Buhari. Atiku, who was in America on a foreign campaign, has always regarded Yar’Adua as his mentor and leader. But today, the founding chairman of the PDM, Dr Farouk Abdulaziz led other executives to declare support for President Muhammadu Buhari’s candidacy. Among the delegates was the current chairman, Senator Abubakar Mahdi. It was an emotional ceremony…

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