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Tribunal adjourns hearing on Atiku’s petition



PRESIDENTIAL election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja, yesterday adjourned sitting in the petition challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in February 23, 2019 presidential election till May 22.
The motion filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the party’s presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubarkar, following their dissatisfaction with the electoral process that pronounced Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress Party (APC), winner in the contest had the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa leading the sitting..
Credible sources say the case was adjourned immediately after it was called up, amid security personnel presence at the Federal Court of Appeal premises, venue of the tribunal’s sitting for the determination of issues  contained in Abubakar and PDP’s petitions.
It will be recalled that Hope Democratic Party (HDP) had earlier filed a motion seeking to stop the swearing-in of President Buhari on May 29, 2019 and restricting the Attorney General of the federation from doing so pending when motions brought before the tribunal challenging the validity of Buhari’s emergence as winner in the last presidential election, as announced by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), be determined.
The sitting which held on Tuesday, prior to yesterday’s sitting had the pioneer Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Chairman, Nuhu Ribadu in attendance, representing Mr president.



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