Atiku, PDP raise alarm, say witnesses attacked on way to presidential election tribunal

Atiku, PDP raise alarm, say witnesses attacked on way to presidential election tribunal

- The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says witnesses for Atiku Abubakar and peter Obi were attacked on their way to the presidential election tribunal

- The PDP says Livy Uzoukwu, lead counsel for the party, Atiku and Obi told the tribunal about the incident

- The tribunal adjourned the proceedings in the petition filed by the party, Atiku and Obi till Monday, July 15

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate in the 2019 general elections, Atiku Abubakar, on Friday, July 12, said their witnesses had been attacked by unknown gunmen.

The party, which raised the alarm, said the witnesses were attacked on their way to the presidential election petition tribunal.

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“Information reaching us is to the effect that witnesses that were supposed to testify at the presidential election petition tribunal for the PDP today were attacked by unknown gunmen,” the PDP said.

In a short statement, the party said Livy Uzoukwu, the lead counsel for the PDP and Atiku and Obi at the tribunal, informed the court that the witnesses were attacked on their way from their various destinations as they were coming to the court to testify against the fraud in the last February 23, 2019, elections.

The party said as a result of this, the trial judge, Justice Mohammed Garba, adjourned hearing on the petition till Monday, July 15, 2019.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Salisu Maijigiri, chairman of the Katsina chapter of the PDP, on Tuesday, July 9, said that Atiku Abubakar won President Muhammadu Buhari in Katsina.

Maijigiri, testifying before the presidential election tribunal in Abuja, said that while President Buhari polled 872,000, his party, the PDP scored 905,000.

Maijigiri said: "We (PDP) are the one who won the election not APC."

“APC scored 872,000 and PDP scored, 905,000. These are our own results, we collated in our state not the ones from the server," he said

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