Former aide to President Muhammadu Buhari on social media, Lauretta Onochie, has said that former vice president and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections, Atiku Abubakar, has no patience for the presidential election petition tribunal to hear his case.
Atiku is challenging the declaration of President Buhari as the winner of the February 23 presidential election.
Taking a swipe at the former vice president, Onochie said Atiku has now taken his case to AIT after spending days bullying Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa.
Legit.ng gathers that the former presidential aide took to Twitter on Wednesday, June 5 to criticise the former vice president.
Onochie tweeted: "@atiku has no patience to wait for the tribunal to hear his case. After spending days bullying Justice Bulkachuwa to name her replacement, he has now taken the case to @AIT_Online. He may win on AIT. It's also expected that the Tribunal see that no contempt of Court was committed."
See her tweet below:
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, was weighing his options on how to get the Court of Appeal to proceed with the hearing of his petition, challenging the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari as the winner of the February 23 presidential election.
The hearing of the petition suffered a major setback on May 22 when the president of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, stepped aside from the tribunal’s sitting, after the judicial panel had delivered judgment in a petition in which Atiku and the PDP demanded that she should not be part of the panel due to perceived conflict of interest.
The tribunal, on May 22, had dismissed the petition in which Atiku and the PDP alleged that they might suffer a miscarriage of justice given the fact that Justice Bulkachuwa’s husband, Adamu Bulkachuwa, who is a senator-elect, and her son, Aliyu Abubakar, a governorship aspirant, belong to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
But despite the dismissal of the petition, Justice Bulkachuwa decided to step aside for personal reasons.
However, since her stepping aside, Justice Bulkachuwa has not nominated her replacement at the tribunal, thereby stalling the hearing of the petition.
Statutorily, the five-man tribunal is expected to deliver its judgment 180 days from the day the petition is filed.
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