APC Panics As Atiku, Buhari To Know Fate TOMORROW As Tribunal Gives Final Judgement

APC Panics As Atiku, Buhari To Know Fate TOMORROW As Tribunal Gives Final Judgement
The final judgment in the ongoing post-presidential election trial
will be delivered Wednesday, September 11, the election tribunal says on Tuesday.

The main opposition party, PDP and its candidate are challenging President Muhammadu Buhari's victory in the election.

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.

A notice sighted by Aynaijang News on Tuesday however shows the judgment is scheduled for tomorrow —  barely five days to the expiration of the life of the suit.

"Re: CA/PEPT/ 002/2019 - ATIKU ABUBAKAR & 1 OR. VS INEC & 2 ORS TAKE NOTICE that judgment in the above petition has been slated for Wednesday, 11 September 2019 at the Court of Appeal/Presidential Petition Tribunal by 9:30am," the notice said.

In their joint petition filed on March 18, 2019, Atiku and the PDP insisted that they and not Buhari and APC won the presidential election of February 23, 2019.

According to them, INEC had connived with Buhari, APC and agents of the Federal Government including the military, to rig the election in favour of Buhari.

Specifically, they alleged electoral irregularities in 119,973 polling units in 8,809 wards in 774 LGs during the presidential election.

They also said the President lacks requisite academic qualifications to contest the election.

According to lead counsel to them, Levy Uzoukwu (SAN), Buhari in his Form CF001 submitted to INEC had listed three certificates such as First School Leaving Certificate, WAEC, and Cadet certificate from Military School but failed to attach them to the form.

They therefore urged the tribunal to nullify the victory of Buhari and declare them winner of the February 23 presidential election.

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