- No fewer than 118 exhibits have been presented before the election tribunal by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar
- Atiku, a former vice president, is contesting the victory of President Bola Tinubu in court
- The PDP flagbearer and his party, in their claims against Tinubu, stated that the president was “not duly elected by the majority of lawful votes cast at the election"
FCT, Abuja - Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has presented 118 exhibits at the presidential election petition court (PEPC) sitting at the Court of Appeal, Abuja.
Electoral documents containing data from the Bimodal Voters Accreditation System (BVAS) machines deployed for the conduct of the February presidential election were also presented, Premium Times also reported.
The former vice president tendered his first set of exhibits before the court through one of his lawyers, Eyitayo Jegede.
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Jegede, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), informed the five-member panel of the court headed by Haruna Tsammani that the documents were certified true copies of the data obtained from the BVAS machines.
Atiku vs Tinubu: Records of PVCs also tendered
He also tendered records of collected permanent voters cards (PVCs) from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
They were admitted in evidence.
Subsequently, the suit was adjourned until Wednesday, May 31, for further hearing.
How PDP is using social media to bully judges
In a piece of related news, Legit.ng earlier reported that the PDP was accused of cyberbullying the Supreme Court judges who dismissed their suit against President Tinubu and his vice, Kashim Shettima.
Justice Inyang Okoro of the Supreme Court ruled out the application of the PDP, noting that it lacked the 'locus standi' to present such a case in court.
Atiku reveals why he is not worried about Tinubu’s swearing-in
Legit.ng also reported that Atiku, on Tuesday, May 23, said he was unperturbed by Bola Tinubu’s swearing-in as Nigeria’s president on Monday, May 29.
The PDP candidate spoke through his lead counsel, Chris Uche (SAN), shortly after the presidential election petition court (PEPC) sitting in Abuja.