Atiku Vs Buhari: The Tortuous Journey to Presidential Election Tribunal Judgment


Alex Enumah

The legal battle at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal began on February 27, 2019, after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari (Rtd), as winner of the presidential election conducted on February 23, 2019.

The electoral umpire had declared Buhari who polled 15,191,847 votes as against Atiku’s 11,262,978 winner of the election having scored majority of the lawful votes cast in the presidential election.

But Atiku and his party were not satisfied with the decision of INEC, accusing the Commission of rigging in the election to favour Buhari and his party, the APC.

According to them evidence obtained from the INEC’s central server revealed that they and not Buhari and APC won the February 23 presidential election.

Consequently, they lodged a formal complaint before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal set up to handle…

Source: Thisday Newspaper