Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 Presidential election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar on Wednesday floored the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC at the tribunal.
Atiku won the petition tendered by INEC for not joining the Vice President, Yemi Osibanjo in the suit filed against the APC and its presidential candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari.
Striking out the petition tendered by INEC, the tribunal stated that the appeal by INEC was incompetent, as not including the Vice President cannot make Atiku’s petition incompetent.
Consequent upon this ruling, judgment on the main issue will, therefore continues.
The atmosphere of the courtroom is already hysteric as security around the premises have been beefed up. The tribunal is expected to give its final verdict on Atiku’s petition seeking the court to disqualify President Muhammadu Buhari as the winner of the 2019 presidential election.
Buhari’s delegation is led by his chief of staff, Abba Kyari who is in company of Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the federation, Abubakar Malami, National chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, Ministers of Works and Housing, Raji Fashola, Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, Minister of State, Niger Delta, Festus Kayamo among others.
Atiku and PDP are the petitioners while President Muhammadu Buhari, the ruling All Progressives Congress and the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, are the respondents.