The application to stop the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term in office has been dismissed by the presidential election petition tribunal in Abuja.
The application was initiated by the Hope Democratic Party (HDP) and its candidate, Ambrose Owuru.
According to the three-man panel presided by Justice J.S. Ikyegh, the application was “unmeritorious”.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, reacted to the news of Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa recusing herself from the presidential election tribunal on Wednesday, May 22.
Atiku in a statement sent to Legit.ng said Justice Bulkachuwa had shown courage in her ruling at the tribunal as no man can be a judge in his own case.
He said the call by his legal team for Justice Bulkachuwa to recuse herself from the tribunal was predicated on this principle, being that her husband, Alhaji Mohammed Bulkachuwa, is an All Progressives Congress senator-elect and the case she was expected to adjudicate upon had a bearing on that party.
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