Presidential Election Tribunal To Rule On PDP/Atiku’s Application Tomorrow


LAGOS JULY 2ND (NEWSRANGERS)-The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal has fixed July the 3rd, to deliver ruling on an application filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, seeking to set aside the proceedings of June 11th, 2019.
Chairman of the tribunal, Justice Mohammed Garba said the ruling will determine the next step in the proceedings.
This was announced after the tribunal heard the parties in the petition as they argued their briefs.
Counsel to the PDP, Levi Uzoukwu, adopted his written address while counsel to President Muhammadu Buhari asked the tribunal to reject the application because said proceedings have been transmitted to the supreme court.
On their parts, counsel to both the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) also objected to the application, with the APC counsel, Mr Lateef Fagbemi agreeing with the position of the president’s lawyer.
He argued that the tribunal can still look at the application but cannot grant it because the law is settled that if a preliminary objection is filed and not argued, it is deemed to have been abandoned.
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