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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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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Presidential Election Petition: Atiku, PDP Resuscitate Alleged Certificate Scam against Buhari

Details of the petition filed on Monday by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate in the February 23 election, Atiku Abubakar, to challenge the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari and his All Progressives Congress (APC) were revealed Tuesday. One of the allegations from the 141-page petition containing five major grounds, according to PUNCH, is that President Buhari was not qualified to run for the office of the President on the grounds that he did not possess the constitutional minimum qualification of a school certificate. The petition, filed…

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2019 Presidential Poll: Atiku, PDP Finally File Petition Challenging Buhari’s Victory

Line up 20 SANs, 400 witnesses Ask tribunal to sack Buhari and declare Atiku winner Our petition is quite solid and unassailable – Ozekhome Nineteen days after the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari as the winner of the February 23rd presidential election, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has finally filed his petition against the victory of Buhari at the poll. In a seeming rush to beat the 21 days deadline provided by the Electoral Act, Atiku filed the petition before the tribunal in Abuja on…

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Tribunal Gives Buhari, APC Approval to Inspect Presidential Election Materials

The Election Petition Tribunal for the February 23 presidential election has given apprpval  to President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to inspect the materials used for the presidential elections. In their separate ex parte applications for the order of inspection,  Buhari and his party had said they needed to be granted access to the materials to enable them to defend themselves in any petition which the runner-up in the poll, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and his Peoples Democratic Party, had vowed to file. The three-man panel led by…

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Presidential Election Tribunal Reserves Ruling on Atiku’s Petition against INEC

A three-man panel of the Justices of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja has reserved ruling on the ex-parte motion filed by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, seeking an order to compel the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to surrender for inspection all the materials that were used for the February 23 presidential election. The three-man panel, in a pre-hearing session of the tribunal on Wednesday, entertained the applicants’ argument for about 45 minutes and rose. It promised to return in one…

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ECOWAS Observers To Candidates: Accept Results In Good Faith

Former Liberian President and the ECOWAS Head of Election Observation Mission to Nigeria, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has called on all candidates in the Presidential and National Assembly elections to accept the results “in good faith.” The former Liberian President said this during a briefing on the mission’s preliminary declaration on the elections in Abuja on Sunday night. Johnson-Sirleaf also said the elections were largely peaceful and transparent as voters were able to cast their votes freely. She said: “The mission commends the general public and the voters for their patience and…

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INEC Adjourns Announcement Of Presidential Collation Till Monday

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has adjourned the final collation of the Presidential Election results to Monday by 11am. Chairman of the Commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, made the announcement after declaring the collation center open. “The collation centre has been declared open. At the moment no state collation officer has arrived,” Yakubu said. Earlier, Yakubu had said the exercise would commence at 6pm. He said the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of Ekiti state was on his way to the International Conference Center (ICC) in Abuja with the results of…

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