- PDP's presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, and President Muhammadu Buhari would know their fate on Wednesday, September 11
- The presidential election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja is set to deliver judgement over the petition filed against Buhari by Atiku and his party
- Atiku had told the tribunal to nullify Buhari's election and declare him the authentic winner of the election
The presidential election tribunal hearing the petition filed by the former vice president and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, against the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari as the winner of February 23 election, would on Wednesday, September 11, deliver its judgement.
Legit.ng reports that a lawyer from one of the camps of the presidential candidates who did not want his name mentioned, said that all is set for the judgement to be delivered on Wednesday, September 11.
Abubakar and his party had prayed the court to nullify Buhari's declaration as the winner of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The five man panel headed by Justice Mohammed Garba had on August 21, reserved judgment in the petition to a date that would be communicated to parties shortly after all lawyers in the petition adopted and argued their final written addresses.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the much awaited judgement from the tribunal put the PDP, Abubakar, and President Buhari’s APC camp on edge.
It was reported that the opposition had in a statement said the country is anxiously waiting for the judiciary to do the right thing after its candidate had proven his case at the tribune. The party had said that it was hoping that the the judiciary would address the substance of the petition by Abubakar.
The APC on its part had also expressed optimism that the tribunal would uphold President Buhari’s victory at the poll.
The ruling party’s national vice-chairman south-south, Prince Hilliard Eta, said the outcome of the presidential poll won by President Buhari was a true reflection of the wishes of the majority of the electorate in the country.
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