Presidential Tribunal rules in Favour of Buhari, dismisses PDP/Atiku’s petitions

The Presidential Tribunal sitting in Abuja has ruled in favour of Buhari, thereby dismissed Atiku Abubakar and PDP petitions.

The Tribunal dismissed in his entirety the PDP/Atiku’s filed petition (No.CA/PEPC/002/2019) today, September 11, 2019.

 The Five Members Panel presided by Justice Mohammed Lawal Garba,  firstly dismissed the motion INEC brought out for dismissal of  Atiku Abubakar and PDP petition for not adding Mr. Peter Obi, the party Vice Candidate.

The court later struck out PDP/Atiku’s witness on the ground that PDP presidential Candidate is not qualified to be a petitioner and that he also supported President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015 presidential election.

The Presidential Tribunal also dismissed the PDP objection that Buhari was not qualified to contest the 2019 presidential election.

The court struck out the allegation against Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osibanjo over manipulation of voters via trader moni.

Meanwhile, PDP/Atiku already petitioned President Buhari for submission of forged certificate and he did not also possess the required education qualifications.

In the court, the panel held that there is no evidence that the second respondent, Buhari forged his certificate according to 1999 constitution (Sections 131, 137, and 318), the amended 2010 electoral act and the judges & counsels submission.

The presided panel chief Judge, Justice Mohammed Lawal Garba judged with no reasonable doubt that President Muhammadu Buhari eminently qualified to contest for presidential election as well as to be the president.

Eventually, the Tribunal struck out the indictment against the second Respondents, Buhari on forged certificate by PDP/Atiku.

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