TRENDING: Appeal Court Grants PDP, Atiku Permission To Serve Petition On APC, Buhari



According to report from Punch Metro, the Court of Appeal in Abuja on Wednesday granted permission to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to serve their petition challenging the outcome of the presidential election which took place on February 23, 2019, in which he said President Muhammadu Buhari won through through substituted means.
A three-man bench which sat in a “pre-hearing session” of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, granted the request contained in the petitioners’ ex party application that Buhari, who is the second respondent to the petition, be served through any senior official or an officer of the APC at the party’s secretariat in Federal Capital, Abuja.

Granting the ex party application, Justice Abdu Aboki, who led the panel and delivered the lead ruling, said “it is in the interest of justice” to grant the prayers in the petitioners’ application.
The petitioners’ lead counsel, Chief Chris Uche (SAN), had earlier moved the application.
The petitioners had on March 18, 2019, filed their case to challenge the Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) declaration of current winner Buhari and his party, the APC, as the winner of the election.
The INEC, Buhari and the APC are the first to the third respondents respectively.

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