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Atiku, PDP To Challenge Election Results Of Kano, Kebbi, Others




Presidential Election: Atiku Still Hopes For Justice

The Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate in 2019 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, on Monday, presented their first set of six witnesses at the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal.

Africa News24 (AN24) reports this is a bid by Atiku and PDP to prove their petition challenging the outcome of the polls.

Their petition was filed before the Justice Mohammed Garba-led tribunal of five justices, challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the polls.

On Monday, July 8, the petitioners presented their witnesses just as there were indications that they would challenge the results of the presidential election in 11 states.

A former ally of Buhari, Buba Galadima, was the first witness presented by the petitioners at the Monday’s proceedings, contending that Buhari was not academically qualified to contest the presidential election.

Others included three Independent National Electoral Commission’s ad hoc workers serving in different capacities during the election, who testified that they transmitted the results of the election electronically as INEC trained them to do.

Others were party agents, who alleged harassment and intimidation of voters at their polling units.

Information emerging further suggests the petitioners might limit their challenge of the outcome of the polls to 11 states.

The petitioners tendered the last set of result sheets for the states on Monday.

The states are Niger, Yobe, Katsina, Jigawa, Kebbi, Kano, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Kaduna and Zamfara.

The petitioners tendered through their lead counsel, the result sheets for Zamfara State, those for the four remaining local governments of Kano, having tendered those for the rest of the local governments of the state on Friday.


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