Breaking: Atiku, PDP granted request by tribunal to serve Buhari through APC

Breaking: Atiku, PDP granted request by tribunal to serve Buhari through APC

The presidential election tribunal has granted the request by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Atiku Abubakar to serve their petition to President Muhammadu Buhari through his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Legit.ng had reported that the PDP and its presidential candidate in the February 23 election, had file a petition before the presidential election tribunal to upturn President Buhari's victory.

The opposition party also applied for leave to effect service of the petition to the president on the premises that they were having difficulty serving him personally.

But in its ruling on Wednesday, March 27, the three-man tribunal granted PDP and Atiku permission to serve the president through substituted means, The Nation reports.

The Justice Abdul Aboki-led panel further ordered that President Buhari, who is the second respondent to the petition, be served through any senior official of APC at the party’s secretariat in Abuja.

The report confirmed that the request was granted by the panel after listening to Chris Uche (SAN), Atiku's lawyer.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Atiku had released what he claimed to be the authentic presidential election result gotten from the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) server.

In his petition, Atiku claimed he won the presidential election to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari who was declared winner by the electoral body.

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Source: Legit.ng News

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