- The Court of Appeal on Wednesday, May 8, opened the session for 2019 election petitions
- The president of the appellate court, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, vowed that she would adhere to rule of law
- Imo state has 78 petitions out of 700 petitions at the tribunal
Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, the president of the Court of Appeal, has disclosed that there are over 700 petitions from the just concluded general elections with Imo state having 78 petitions which are the highest numbers.
Channels TV reports that while opening the session on Wednesday, May 8, Justice Bulkachuwa vowed that the tribunal would act in strict adherence of the rule of law.
Legit.ng gathered that the Court of Appeal president who is heading the five man-panel said the hearing would be on a day to day basis.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, and three other petitioners are seeking the nullification of President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory at the February 23 presidential poll, on allegations of widespread rigging, violations of the electoral act, suppression of voters, violence among other electoral malpractices.
The others include the Hope Democratic Party (HDP) and its presidential candidate, Ambrose Owuru; Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) and its presidential candidate, Pastor Aminchi Habu; and the Coalition for Change (C4C) and its presidential candidate, Jeff Ojinka.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Federal High Court Abuja, fixed June 27, to hear a suit challenging the campaign funding of President Buhari and Atiku Abubakar, in their 2019 campaigns.
The suit was filed by the presidential candidate of the National Rescue Movement (NRM), Usman Alhaji, asking the court to nullify the participation of Buhari and Atiku in February 23 presidential poll because they spent above the amount provided for by the electoral act in their campaigns.
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