Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Atiku's Request To Tribunal Is; Sack Buhari, Declare Me Winner...

In a rush to beat the 21 days deadline provided by the Electoral Act, lawyers to the presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP,  Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, yesterday, stormed the tribunal to lodge a petition against President Muhammadu Buhari.

Atiku in the petition is praying the tribunal to sack Buhari and declare him (Atiku) winner of the poll.

Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had on February 27, Buhari, who was the flag-bearer of All Progressives Congress, APC, winner of the presidential election.

Under section 134 of the Electoral Act, 2010, any candidate that was dissatisfied with the outcome of the presidential contest, was mandated to approach the tribunal with a petition, not later than 21 days after the result was announced, a deadline that will expire today.