PDP CLOSES CASE, FAILS TO CALL OVER 300 WITNESSES OUT OF 400 PROPOSED

*INEC opens defence July 29 Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, on Friday rested their case after calling only 62 out of the 400 they had proposed to call to prove their petition challenging President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory at the February 23, 2019 election. The petitioners’ lawyer, Chief Chris Uche (SAN), announced the close of their case after the 62nd petitioners’ witness, Osita Chidoka, testified on Friday. Chidoka, a former Minister of Aviation and the Peoples Democratic Party’s collation agent at the National…

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ATIKU’S WITNESS SAYS HE NEEDS INEC CHAIRMAN’S PERMISSION TO READ OUT WHAT’S ON INEC SERVER

An Information and Communications Technology expert witness, David Njoga, called by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, said on Friday, that he needed the permission of the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission to decrypt or read some documents he claimed to have been obtained from the commission’s server. Njoga, who said he came from Kenya to testify in the case, said without the INEC chairman’s permission, he could not access the said server and decrypt the documents obtained from it. The petitioners are…

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PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION TRIBUNAL SUMMONS INEC CHAIRMAN, ZAMFARA ELECTORAL COMMISSIONER

Posted By: Ikokwu Ikembaon: The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has issued a subpoena order, mandating the Chairman of INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu and the Zamfara state REC to appear before it on Thursday, July 18, 2019. The Presidential Tribunal made the order on Wednesday July 17, 2019 after the PDP lead counsel, Dr. Chris Uche informed the court that the PDP and Atiku/Obi legal team had served the INEC Chairman and the Zamfara REC, copies of the Order but they failed to comply. In today’s sitting, the trial judge of the…

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PDP LISTS NAMES OF APC OFFICIALS INVOLVED IN ELECTORAL FRAUD

A local government collation officer for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the presidential election, on Tuesday, named two agents of the ruling All Progressives Congress whom he accused of voting for others at the election. The collation officer, Abubakar Abdullahi, said the agents are Isah Haliru and Ibrahim Mukhtar. Mr Abdullahi was speaking during his cross-examination at the continuation of hearings of the PDP’s petition against the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari. According to the witness, agents of Mr Buhari’s APC at the polling unit where he supervised elections…

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INEC OFFICIAL TOOK 10,000 DOLLARS TO ALTER RESULTS IN FAVOUR OF BUHARI IN NASARAWA – PDP AGENT

By Ikechukwu Nnochiri ABUJA- A Ward Collation Agent, Bikita Ali, on Tuesday, alleged before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja, that an official of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, collected $10, 000 to change result of the February 23 presidential election in Nasarawa State, in favour of President Muhammadu Buhari. Atiku and Buhari Ali, who appeared as the 43rd witness in the petition the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, lodged to challenge the declaration of President Buhari as winner of the presidential contest,…

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JADDA, WHERE ATIKU WAS BORN HAS ALWAYS BEEN PART OF NIGERIA- FORMER AMBASSADOR

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja A retired Nigerian career ambassador, Magdiel Samaki, told the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Tuesday that Jadda in Adamawa State, where the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential candidate in the February 23, 2019 election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar was born, had always been part of Nigeria. Samaki was testifying as the 41st petitioners’ witness in the petition instituted by Atiku and PDP to challenge the outcome of the poll. Under cross-examination by the All Progressives Congress’ lawyer, Chief Akin Olujinmi (SAN), Samaki insisted that he was not aware that…

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TRIBUNAL GRANTS ATIKU’S REQUEST TO PLAY VIDEO CLIPS

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has overruled the objection by the Independent National Electoral Commission, President Muhammad Buhari, and the All Progressives Congress, to the request by the Peoples Democratic Party and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to play some video clips at the Monday’s hearing of their petition challenging the outcome of the February 23, 2019 poll. The Justice Mohammed Garba-led five-man tribunal held that the objection by the respondents was baseless as the 48 video compact discs sought to the tendered by the petitioners were covered by…

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TRIBUNAL TO RULE OVER APC’S OBJECTION TO PDP, ATIKU’S TENDERING OF VIDEO EVIDENCE

…Atiku, PDP seek to play video during Showunmi’s testimony as 40th petitioners’ witness Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal is to, later on Monday, rule on the objection by the Independent National Electoral Commission, President Muhammad Buhari, and the All Progressives Congress, to the request by the Peoples Democratic Party and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to play a video clip at the hearing of their petition challenging the outcome of the February 23, 2019 poll. The five-man tribunal led by Justice Mohammed Garba has gone on its routine one-hour…

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NO ACCREDITATION IN CHIBOK, VOTERS WERE JUST GIVEN VOTER’S CARDS- AGENT

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The 38th petitioners’ witness at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, in Abuja, Mr. Abana Koku, said on Monday, that voters were not accredited before they were allowed to vote at Chibok Local Government Area of Borno State during the February 23, 2019 poll. Koku served as the collation agent for the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, in Chibok Local Government Area, during the election. The party and Atiku are by their petition filed before the five-man tribunal led by Justice Mohammed Garba,…

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ATIKU MISSES OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT 400 WITNESSES IN 10 DAYS

[FILES] Presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party Atiku Abubakar The chance of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar in the Feb.23 presidential election to present 400 witnesses listed in their petition against President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election within the remaining three days continued to tick away. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that all parties in the matter had agreed to open and close their cases within specified period. The parties, therefore, agreed to workable modalities in the management of time to ensure the petition…

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