Atiku, Buhari To Know Fate Wednesday As Tribunal Set To Deliver Judgment
Atiku, Buhari To Know Fate Wednesday As Tribunal Set To Deliver Judgment

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has fixed Wednesday for delivery of its judgment in the petition filed by candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP in the last presidential election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, against the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari.

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The five man panel headed by Justice Mohammed Garba had on August 21 reserved judgment in the petition to a date that would be communicated to parties shortly after all lawyers in the petition adopted and argued their final written addresses.

The tribunal has fixed wednesday for judgment barely five days to the expiration of the life of the suit.

One of the government’s counsel in the matter, who craved anonymity, confirmed that the tribunal communicated the date for judgment to parties on Tuesday.

The judgment if delivered tomorrow falls within the 180 days provided by law for the determination of electoral matters.

While the election was held on February 23, the Independent National Electoral Commission had on February 27 declared President Muhammadu Buhari as winner of the presidential poll.