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Atiku vs Tinubu: Election petition tribunal reserves judgement

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The presidential election petition court has reserved judgement in the petition filed by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

Atiku is challenging the outcome of the 25th February election and praying the court to nullify President Bola Tinubu’s victory.

Among several issues raised in the joint petition, Atiku and the PDP are alleging that President Tinubu was not qualified to contest the poll.

They claimed that the President was indicted for drug trafficking in the United States, that his academic certificates submitted to Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) were forged, and that the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC)is a citizen of Guinea.

The petitioners also accused INEC of manipulating the poll to favour President Tinubu.

The petitioners closed their case on 23th June after calling 27 witnesses.

The tribunal had adjourned the petition after President Tinubu, Vice President Kashim Shettima and the APC closed their defence on 5th July.

The court had directed parties in the petition to write, file and exchange their final written addresses.

At the resumed session on Tuesday, parties in the suit adopted their final addresses which summarises all the evidence tendered before the court.

Source: TheCable

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