You Brought Forward Wrong Witnesses, Tribunal Tells Atiku

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The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has instructed the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Social gathering within the February 23, 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar, that he didn’t name applicable witnesses to testify in his petition difficult President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory on the ballot.

The panel mentioned that Atiku didn’t name related witnesses, who may have enriched and added worth to his petition.

The tribunal mentioned that the previous Vice President of Nigeria known as ward collation brokers as a substitute of polling models brokers and that the panel couldn’t depend on the account of rumour, which shaped the fulcrum of the assertion of the witnesses he introduced ahead.

On allegations of corrupt practices, non-compliance with electoral act, manipulation of poll packing containers and card readers by the primary and second respondents, the tribunal famous that the petitioner had an obligation to show all of the claims as a result of they have been prison in nature.

Chairman of the tribunal, Mohammed Garba, dismissed the allegation that the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee and All Progressives Congress connived with the navy authorities and different safety brokers to control and affect the result of the election in favour of President Buhari. 

He mentioned that the allegations of misconduct by the navy linking them to deprave practices and non-compliance with electoral act couldn’t be substantiated.

Garba additionally held that the petitioner couldn’t deliver ahead anyone amongst these he claimed have been arrested to testify.

The panel added that the proof accessible earlier than it couldn’t help that declare and make it to invalidate the presidential election.

The panel subsequently dismissed the petition and affirmed President Buhari’s victory on the ballot.

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