President Muhammadu Buhari today prayed the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal to dismiss petition filed by the People’s Democratic Party PDP and its Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar against his February 23rd re-election.
Buhari made the prayer through his Counsel, Wole Olanipekun, SAN, in a motion adopted and argued on today before Justice Mohammed Garba-led five-man panel in Abuja.
Olanipekun submitted that the petition was fundamentally defective, adding that his client won the presidential election “square and clear’’.
He explained that the allegations advanced by the petitioners were mere theoretical assumptions that could not stand the test of critical legal debate.
The tribunal also entertained the president’s motion that sought to effect amendment on the identities and addresses of counsel representing him.
Similarly, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC asked the tribunal to dismiss the petition brought by PDP and Atiku against a “flawless’’ election that was won by Buhari.
The presiding judge, therefore, fixed June 13th for the petitioners’ motions to be heard.