REPS DENY OWN CANDIDATE AT REPS PETITION TRIBUNAL IN ANAMBRA

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has admitted that its candidate’s name was never published ahead this year’s election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for Njikoka/Anaocha/Dunukofia Federal Constituency seat of Anambra State. This clarification was made before the National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal One, sitting in Awka, by Ntiham Niam, a top administrative officer at the PDP headquarters, while giving evidence as a defence witness in a petition by the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Dozie Nwankwo, during cross-examination by the lead prosecution Counsel, Dr.…

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TRIBUNAL: INEC FINALLY PROVIDE ATIKU WITH THE NEEDED DOCUMENTS

ABUJA – Sequel to the order of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Thursday, produced some documents the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, requested with respect to their case against the outcome of the 2019 presidential election. Though the tribunal had on Wednesday, adjourned further hearing on the joint petition Atiku and PDP lodged against President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election till Friday, however, the Justice Mohammed Garba-led five-member panel acknowledged receipt of the sensitive electoral materials INEC produced…

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ATIKU’S WITNESS WEEPS BEFORE ELECTION PETITION TRIBUNAL

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja Petitioners’ Witness 57, Mohammed Yahaya, called by the Peoples Democratic Party and its 2019 presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, broke down in tears at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Wednesday. Mohammed, who served as the PDP agent for Aboto Ward in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State during the election, shed tears under cross-examination by President Muhammadu Buhari’s lawyer, Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), saying lives of people were being toyed with over politics. Earlier, he had claimed that two persons were shot by All Progressives Congress’…

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TRIBUNAL ORDERS INEC CHAIRMAN TO PRODUCE DOCUMENTS NEEDED BY ATIKU, PDP

Presidential Election Tribunal has ordered Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Professor Mahmoud Yakubu to produce documents requested by the petitioners. The Tribunal gave the order on Wednesday at the resumed hearing of the petition by People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 23, election. Ordered alongside the INEC boss is the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Zamfara State to produce documents requested. They are to produce the documents by 12: pm on Thursday, July 18.…

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TRIBUNAL INSISTS ON YUSUF, GANDUJE’S PRESENCE

[FILE PHOTO] Ganduje • PDP loses bid to amend witness list The governorship election petition tribunal in Kano State, yesterday, rejected the representation of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Abba Yusuf, at the tribunal.Led by Justice Halima Mohammad, the tribunal raised objection at the resumption of the pre-trial, insisting that the second defendant (Ganduje) and the petitioner (Yusuf) should appear in person and not by proxy. The objection came when former Commissioner for Water Resources and frontier of…

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PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION TRIBUNAL: I SIGNED THE ELECTION RESULT AS A WITNESS AND NOT AS AN AGENT – PDP WITNESS

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The 21st petitioners’ witness, Jafaru Usman, who served as the Peoples Democratic Party’s local government collation agent for the February 23, 2019, presidential election in Zaria, Kaduna State, told the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja, on Thursday, that results in his area were rigged in favour of the All Progressives Congress. But the witness, who is a lawyer, said he signed the Form EC8C, the local government area result sheets, not as authentication of what was contained in it but as a mere witness. The petitioners…

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I SAW MY STATEMENT FOR THE FIRST TIME BEFORE THE TRIBUNAL SAYS ATIKU’S WITNESS

A witness called by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate at the last presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, stunned all on Tuesday when he said he was seeing for the first time the statement attributed to him, which he adopted as his own. Bako Umar Katanga, who said he acted as Local Government Polling Agent for the PDP at the election, had, while being led in evidence by Mike Ozekhome (SAN), claimed that he deposed signed the statement before the court’s registry on March 18, 2019. But, under cross-examination…

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ATIKU PDP DEFEATED BUHARI IN KATSINA, PARTY CHAIRMAN REVEALS

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Katsina State, Salisu Maijigiri, told the Presidential Election Tribunal, on Tuesday, that his party’s presidential candidate in the February 23 election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, defeated President Muhammadu Buhari, in the state. Katsina is Buhari’s home state. Atiku and his party, are by their petition filed before the five-man tribunal led by Justice Mohammed Garba, challenging the victory of Buhari and the APC at the poll. The petitioners, at the Day 4 of the presentation of their case on…

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OSHIOMHOLE MAKES FIRST APPEARANCE AT PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION PETITION TRIBUNAL VENUE

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, on Monday, made his first appearance at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja, since its inaugural sitting which began on June 10. The Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate in the February 23 presidential poll, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, are by their petition filed before the tribunal challenging the victory of APC and its candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari, at the poll. Oshiomhole arrived the courtroom at about 9:36 a.m. on Monday barely some few minutes before the…

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INECSTAFF CRIESOUT OVER THREAT TO LIFE AS AKPABIO’S AIDE CIRCULATES HIS PICTURES

Akpabio’s aide Accused of Circulating Defence Witness Pictures Counsel to Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Barrister Ifeoluwa, has alerted the National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Uyo, that INEC staff are complaining of threat to life from persons suspected to be agents of Senator Godswill Akpabio. Senator Godswill Akpabio is at the tribunal challenging the election that produced Senator Chris Ekpenyong as representative of Akwa Ibom Northwest Senatorial District. It was further alleged that this might be another ploy by Senator Godswill Akpabio and his party, the All Progressives…

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