Presidential Election: Atiku, Buhari Know Fate On Wednesday As Tribunal Delivers Judgment


The Presidential election Tribunal on Tuesday said it will deliver judgment on September 11, in a petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar challenging the declaration of Buhari Muhammadu Buhari as the winner of the last presidential election.

It was gathered that all parties in the suit including the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) made their final submissions on August the 21st, 2019.


The tribunal had earlier said that the date for the judgment will be communicated on a later date before adjourning the matter indefinitely.


It would be recalled that Atiku and PDP had March 18 dragged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), President Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) before the Justice Mohammed Garba led tribunal, praying for nullification of Buhari’s election on various grounds ranging from Buhari’s non-qualification to stand for the election, election malpractices, alteration of election results and violence amongst others.


To establish his petition, Atiku during the hearing called 62 witnesses and tendered several documents and video clips before the tribunal, while Buhari, on the other hand, called 7 witnesses and also tendered documents to prove that he genuinely won the election.


The APC and INEC did not call any witness but chose to use the evidence of the petitioners’ witnesses to support their defense.