The Presidential election petition tribunal has to date dominated on greater than 7 arguments within the petition difficult Muhammadu Buhari’s victory within the presidential election.
Whereas the ultimate judgement is but to be delivered by the tribunal sitting in Abuja many motions filed have been dismissed whereas some have been upheld.
Let’s check out six
Request by INEC to strike out a few of PDP’s witnesses struck out
The tribunal dismissed a movement by the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee(INEC) to strike out a number of the paperwork and witnesses introduced ahead by the PDP and Atiku. the court docket, nonetheless, refused this prayer.
Tribunal upholds Atiku’s to petition towards Buhari’s victory
The tribunal additionally dismissed INEC’s movement for the tribunal to strike out Atiku’s prayer searching for Buhari’s disqualification on the grounds that he was not certified to contest the election, saying it’s a pre-election matter.
In response to the tribunal, the difficulty just isn’t a pre-election matter, and that it’s accepted based mostly on the provisions of the electoral act 2010 as amended.
Tribunal dismissed claims that Buhari induced voters with govt funds dismissed
The tribunal additionally struck out some paragraphs of the petitions filed by the PDP, Atiku the place they accused Buhari, Buhari, a second respondent, and Osinbajo of utilizing authorities funds to induce voters.
It agreed with the submission of Buhari that it has no jurisdiction over the matter and that the court docket lacks energy to attempt these accused of utilizing authorities funds for functions they weren’t appropriated for.
Tribunal dismissed a competition by Buhari that Atiku not certified to file the petition difficult his election.
The tribunal held that dominated Atiku/PDP have each proper to current their petitions to the court docket according to the provisions of the electoral act 2010 as amended. it additionally stated there is no such thing as a inconsistency within the petition as submitted by the PDP.
Atiku’s argument on using the cardboard readers affirmed
The tribunal additionally dominated towards the movement filed by Buhari, on the non-use of the good card reader and different digital units. it held that using card reader is a legitimate part of the electoral course of.
A movement filed by the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) alleging that Livy Uzoukwu, lead counsel of Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Celebration (PDP), just isn’t a authorized practitioner.
The tribunal held that the declare is unfounded and that Uzoukwu was referred to as to the Nigerian Bar and was conferred on the title of senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) in 1992.
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