Uche Secondus, National Chairman, PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party,PDP has asked the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, to recuse herself from the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal.

It made the request in a petition dated May 8 and jointly signed by its National Chairman, Uche Secondus, and its National Secretary, Senator Umaru Tsauri.

An acknowledged copy of the petition reveals that it was received at the office of the Court of Appeal President in Abuja on Thursday.

The main opposition party explained that its decision to ask Justice Bulkachuwa to withdraw from the panel was because of alleged connection with the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

It said it was worried about the manner in which the proceedings of the Tribunal would be handled under the leadership of the Appeal Court President.

The PDP noted that the judge’s husband, Adamu Bulkachuwa, contested the Bauchi North Senatorial District election in February and won on the platform of the APC.