Atiku of PDP Finally File Petition against Buhari, APC Victory
The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 23 rescheduled presidential election, Atiku Abubakar has finally filed his petition against the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari at the poll.
Atiku and his party are challenging the election of Buhari and the his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the grounds of alleged massive riggings, malpractices and non compliance substantially with the electoral laws.
In the petition filed on Monday, Atiku and the PDP are praying that they be declared winner of the February 23 presidential election.
In the alternative, the two petitioners prayed the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) to nullify the poll and ordered for a fresh election that will be conducted in lines with provisions of the electoral laws.
The National Legal Adviser of the PDP Emmanuel Enoidem, confirmed to journalists at the Court of Appeal, venue of the PEPT that the petition has been filled.
Enoidem said that the PDP and its presidential candidate have already assembled a powerful legal team, comprising 20 Senior Advocate of Nigeria SANs and other retinue of lawyers who will establish the fact of the petition.
He disclosed that over 400 witnesses have been assembled to testify during the hearing of the petition.
On the order earlier granted to Atiku to inspect materials, he said that the inspection is being carried out from the polling units across the country.