- The presidential election petitions tribunal will on Wednesday, May 8, start hearing the petitons against Buhari's victory
- Recall that Atiku had approached the tribunal with a petition alleging massive electoral fraud
- In return, Atiku is requesting that the tribunal upturn the February 23 election of President Buhari
The petition brought against the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate, Muhammadu Buhari at the just concluded presidential election by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar, will now be heard by the presidential election petitions tribunal starting from Wednesday, May 8.
This was disclosed in a statement by the Court of Appeal where the tribunal is located, Premium Times reports.
According o the statement, the tribunal will commence sitting on Wednesday, May 8 at 9 a.m. prompt.
Recall that Atiku had approached the tribunal with a petition alleging massive electoral fraud and requesting that the tribunal upturn the February 23 election of President Buhari.
List of cases intended to be heard include the petition by the Coalition for Change, against Buhari's victory and the petition by Hope Democratic party and that of the PDP candidate.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Atiku Abubakar, on Monday, March 18, set up a team of lawyers to file a petition against the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Atiku's group of lawyers at the Court of Appeal, which is the venue of the presidential poll tribunal, is led by one Chris Uche.
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