Nigeriadecides: Tribunal Begins Sitting Today To Hear Atiku’s Petition Against President Buhari
Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja, will today begin hearing on the petition the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, filed to challenge the victory of President Buhari in the February 23 presidential election.
The petitioners are seeking the nullification of the outcome of the February 23 presidential election that declared President Buhari, All Progressives Congress, APC, as a winner of the presidential contest.
A five-man panel of Justices of the Court of Appeal will conduct pre-hearing session on the petition Atiku and his party lodged before the tribunal on March 18.
Its however not clear if the panel will be headed by the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa or by Justice Abdul Aboki who earlier made preliminary orders that compelled the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to grant all the parties access to electoral materials that were used in the conduct of the election.