Thursday, August 1, 2019

Tag "tribunal"

    ‘Typo on Buhari’s certificate’, ‘Atiku from Cameroon’ – controversies at the presidential tribunal

‘Typo on Buhari’s certificate’, ‘Atiku from Cameroon’ – controversies at the presidential tribunal

About four months after whirlwind proceedings, the presidential election petition tribunal has scheduled August 21 for final arguments in the petition filed by Atiku Abubakar, PDP presidential candidate, against President Muhammadu Buhari, challenging the outcome of the election.On Thursday, the president’s legal team closed its case, which it opened on Tuesday, at the tribunal after calling only seven witnesses.Wole Olanipekun, [...]

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    We were bribed to lie, ADP witnesses tell Rivers tribunal

We were bribed to lie, ADP witnesses tell Rivers tribunal

Two witnesses presented by Victor Fingesi, candidate of Action Democratic Party (ADP) in the Rivers state governorship election, have confessed that they were bribed to lie under oath.According to The Nation, they made the confession during the sitting of the election tribunal on Friday.One of the witnesses, who swore under oath that his name is Stanley Okereke confessed that his real [...]

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    Presidential election results were doctored in my presence, PDP agent tells tribunal

Presidential election results were doctored in my presence, PDP agent tells tribunal

Yahaya Shiko, an agent of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)  during the 2019 presidential election, has alleged that in Kaduna, the results of the poll were doctored to favour President Muhammadu Buhari.Shiko, who served as the collation agent for PDP in Kaduna south local government of Kaduna state, made the claim at the tribunal on Thursday.He said the results were [...]

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    Atiku tenders over 26,000 exhibits against Buhari at tribunal

Atiku tenders over 26,000 exhibits against Buhari at tribunal

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and his party have tendered a total of 26,175 exhibits against the election of President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential election tribunal.The PDP candidate had through Livy Uzoukwu, his lawyer, tendered 5,196 exhibits before the tribunal on Thursday while additional ones were filed on Friday.Atiku had gone to the tribunal [...]

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    We have over 400 witnesses against Buhari, PDP tells tribunal

We have over 400 witnesses against Buhari, PDP tells tribunal

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it has over 400 witnesses willing to testify at the presidential election petition tribunal.Levi Uzeugwu, PDP's lead counsel, said this during proceedings at the tribunal in Abuja on Monday.Uzeugwu was responding to a question from Mohammed Garba, chairman of the tribunal.Garba had asked the counsel the number of witnesses he had to present in [...]

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    Tribunal dismisses HDP faction’s suit to withdraw petition against Buhari

Tribunal dismisses HDP faction’s suit to withdraw petition against Buhari

The presidential election tribunal has dismissed an application by a faction of the Hope Democratic Party (HDP) seeking to challenge the petition against President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election.The HDP and Albert Owuru, its presidential candidate during the 2019 presidential election, had jointly filed one of the four petitions challenging Buhari's victory during the February poll.However, a faction of the party led by Poland [...]

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    Atiku: Tribunal did NOT reject my request to inspect INEC server 

Atiku: Tribunal did NOT reject my request to inspect INEC server 

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the presidential election tribunal did not reject his request to inspect the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).He spoke in reaction to a statement from a presidential spokesperson describing the judgement of the tribunal as “victory against propaganda”.According to the former vice-president, the tribunal only ruled that the [...]

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    Police announce traffic diversion as presidential election tribunal resumes Wednesday

Police announce traffic diversion as presidential election tribunal resumes Wednesday

The federal capital territory (FCT) police command says there will diversion of traffic as the presidential election tribunal resumes sitting on Wednesday.The police said there would be diversion of traffic at the Goodluck Ebele way and Shehu Shagari way leading to court of appeal.In a statement on Tuesday, Anjuguri Manzah, command's spokesman, explained that measure was taken to beef up [...]

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    PDP seeks recount of Kaduna guber votes

PDP seeks recount of Kaduna guber votes

Isah Ashiru, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna state, has requested for a recount of votes cast in the March 9 election in the state.This is contained in an application filed on Tuesday by Elisha Kurah, counsel to the PDP candidate, at the election petition tribunal in the state capital.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) [...]

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    Appeal court fixes Thursday for judgment on Osun guber poll

Appeal court fixes Thursday for judgment on Osun guber poll

The appeal court sitting in Abuja has slated Thursday for judgement in the Osun state governorship election.In a hearing notice issued on Wednesday, the court said it will hear the appeal filed by Gboyega Oyetola, governor of the state, against Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), by 9am.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Oyetola [...]

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    We won’t accept public analysis of our proceedings, presidential tribunal warns

We won’t accept public analysis of our proceedings, presidential tribunal warns

The presidential election petition tribunal has warned against public analysis of its proceedings.Speaking during its inaugural sitting on Wednesday, Zainab Bulkachuwa, president of the court of appeal, said actions will be taken against offenders.Bulkachuwa lamented the practise of analysing court proceedings on social media and making a verdict while the court has not made a pronouncement.She said litigants in the [...]

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    ‘My parents are fully Nigerians’ — Atiku fires back at APC

‘My parents are fully Nigerians’ — Atiku fires back at APC

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has dismissed claims that he is not a Nigerian by birth.In his submission at the presidential election tribunal, Atiku detailed "how he is a Nigerian by birth", saying he has a right to contest the presidential election.The PDP candidate had gone to court to challenge the victory of President Muhammadu [...]

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    Buhari: I’m more academically qualified than Atiku

Buhari: I’m more academically qualified than Atiku

President Muhammadu Buhari says he is far more academically qualified than Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The president's statement comes on the back of a petition filed by Atiku and the PDP challenging his victory during the February 23 presidential election.The former vice president alleged that the result from the server of the Independent National Electoral [...]

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    INEC: We won’t engage PDP on petitions before tribunal

INEC: We won’t engage PDP on petitions before tribunal

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will not engage the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in debate over petitions before the presidential election petition tribunal because they are "sub-judice."Festus Okoye, chairman, information and voter education committee of the commission, said this in a statement.Okoye was responding to PDP’s allegation that INEC refused to release election materials used for the [...]

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    APC to tribunal: Atiku unqualified to be president… he’s not Nigerian by birth

APC to tribunal: Atiku unqualified to be president… he’s not Nigerian by birth

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is not a Nigerian by birth.The ruling party made the claim in its response to the petition  Atiku and the PDP filed before the presidential election petition tribunal in Abuja.Atiku is challenging the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari by the Independent National Electoral Commission [...]

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    Court orders INEC to allow Akinlade access election materials

Court orders INEC to allow Akinlade access election materials

The Ogun state governorship election petition tribunal has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to grant Adekunle Akinlade, candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM),  access to the documents used for the conduct of March 9 election in the state.A three-man panel led by Chinwe Onyeabor, presiding judge, gave the order at its inaugural sitting following an ex parte motion [...]

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