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Presidential Election: PDP, Atiku File Petition A Day To Deadline

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The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the February 23, 2019 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar on Monday said they have filed their petition at the tribunal, difficult the validity of the election in which President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was once returned for a 2d term.

PDP’s National Legal Adviser, Emmanuel Enoidem and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mike Ozekhome stated the birthday celebration and Atiku filed a joint petition on Monday night at the secretarial of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja.

Enoidem and Ozekhome spoke while exiting the tribunal’s secretariat located at the Abuja division of the Court of Appeal on Monday evening.

Both attorneys gave pointers about the content of the petition and their expectations at the tribunal.

Enoidem said: “We are here to present our joint petition for our party, the PDP and candidate our candidate. The last day for the petition is sincerely tomorrow, but we determined to file today.

“We requested that our candidate, who wonthe election massively throughout the country, be declared the winner of that election.

“In the alternative, we also asked that the election be set apart on the grounds of irregularities, which have been very obvious across the country.

“We have a pool of 20 Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs), who are tested in election petition matters and different senior lawyers, who are additionally working with them.

“So we are very ready for the petition. The petition is well packaged. The depositions are well put together.

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“More than 400 witnesses are going to testify in this petition. Nigerians are at domestic with what took place on February 23 in this united states in relation to the sham they referred to as election.

“Of course, we are going to represent the statistics to Nigerians, as the information are already in the area of Nigerians. We are no longer going to manufacture facts.

Ozekhome, who came out of the tribunal’s secretariat later, said he is a member of the petitioners’ felony team and that the petit on is “strong, stable and unassailable

He noted that, with solely one day to the deadline for filing of the petition, the late submitting was once because the Independent National Electoral Commission failed to cooperate in phrases of presenting effortless access to the electoral materials.

Ozekhome added: “We have up to the next day (Tuesday), to file but we have been having some challenges from the INEC itself in terms of assessing materials used in the course of the elections. But I accept as true with we will get there.

“Our petition is pretty solid, strong unassailable and we trust that by using the grace of God, the genuine keeper and owner of the mandate will have his mandate given to him.”

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