#NigeriaDecides: Tribunal to begin hearing on Atiku’s petition against President Buhari today

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja, will today commence hearing on the petition the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, filed to challenge the outcome of the February 23 presidential election. 

The petitioners, are seeking to invalidate the declaration of President Buhari of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as winner of the presidential contest.

A five-man panel of Justices of the Court of Appeal will conduct pre-hearing session on the petition Atiku and his party lodged before the tribunal on March 18.

Its however not clear if the panel will be headed by the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa or by Justice Abdul Aboki who earlier made preliminary orders that compelled the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to grant all the parties access to electoral materials that were used in the conduct of the election.
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