Tribunal Set To Rule On Atiku’s Petition Challenging Buhari’s Victory

SAN FRANCISCO, September 11, (THEWILL) – The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal is set to deliver judgement in the petition brought by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

The PDP and its candidate are seeking to nullify the election of President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 23 poll.

All the parties in the suit had made their final submissions on August 21, when the tribunal declared that the date for the judgement will be communicated at a later date.

There is a very heavy presence of security officials at the court premises while the tribunal is set to commence with many lawyers present.

The Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, who was also a witness for the president at the tribunal, the Minister of State for Niger Delta, Festus Keyamo and the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomole, are in court for Buhari.

Also in court is the governor of Kebbi State Senator Bagudu, Minister of Labour and Productivity, Senator Chris Ngige and the Minister of Works and Housing, Raji Fashola.

For Atiku, the Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, is in court.