Atiku files election petition

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar and his party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) are currently filing their petition against the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari as winner of the February 2019 presidential election.

According to Premium Times, Atiku’s lead lawyer, Chris uche, said the petition processes were being filed today, 18th March, 2019.

Premium Times further reported that PDP and Atiku have gathered a team of lawyers at the Court of Appeal, venue of the presidential election tribunal, who are currently working on the processes of filing the petition.

Mr Abubakar has since rejected the result of the February 23 polls, alleging rigging. He vowed to contest the outcome of the election in court.

Earlier, a court approved the PDP’s application to be allowed access to materials used for the election. The court however blocked the party’s move to have the materials forensically examined.

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