Attack on Atiku’s Witnesses Halts Friday’s Proceedings


Atiku Abubakar

*As Atiku calls additional eight witnesses

Alex Enumah in Abuja

The hearing of the petition filed by Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 23 presidential election was brought to a halt on Friday following a report of a violent attack by suspected bandits on their witnesses.

The witnesses, billed to give evidence in support of alleged irregularities, rigging and sponsored violence, were said to have been attacked at a location on Zamfara road on their way to Abuja to give evidence in Atiku and PDP’s petition.

At Friday’s proceedings, the petitioners had called in eight witnesses in the morning session, who all testified in one way or another of various forms and degrees of malpractices they witnessed during the conduct of the February 23 presidential election that returned President Buhari for a second term in office.

But as the tribunal…

Source: Thisday Newspaper