LIVE UPDATES-Buhari vs Atiku: Tribunal ruling on 2019 election


  1. 45 am: The Director General of Voice of Nigeria, Osita Okechukwu, has arrived at the venue.

7.39 am: The Court of Appeal where the judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal will be delivered later today.

8.00am-List of Justices on the five-man panel of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in order of seniority.

*Justice Mohammed Garba of the Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal. He is the Presiding Justice of the five man panel.

*Justice Abdul Aboki of the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal.

*Justice Joseph Ikyegh of the Benin Division of the Court of Appeal.

*Justice Samuel Oseji of the Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal.

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*Justice Peter Ige of the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal.

8.10 am: So far only two Senior Advocates of Nigeria have arrived – Chief Charles Edosomwan of the APC’s legal team and Sam Ologunorisa of the INEC’s legal team.

8.18 am - It was gathered that arrangement has been put in place for a live broadcast of the judgment but the faces of the judges will not be shown – cameras will be focussed on the bar and the gallery.

8.31 am- Security presence is heavy at the venue – at least 20 police officers and three DSS officers sighted.

8:52am- Atiku Vs Buhari: Facts and figures (2).

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8: 57 am- Raymond Dokpesi arrives tribunal. Founder of DAAR Communications, Raymond Dokpesi, has arrived at the Court of Appeal for the PEPT judgment.

9:10am- PDP chairman, Secondus, arrives tribunal.

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus has arrived the Court of Appeal, venue of the PEPT judgement.

It was essentially a two horse race between President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party.

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*February 27, 2019: The Independent National Electoral Commission declared Buhari of the APC the winner

Buhari: 15,191,847 votes
Atiku: 11,262,978 votes.

*March 18, 2019: Atiku files petition to challenge Buhari’s victory.

*May 8, 2019: Presidential Election Petition Tribunal held inaugural sitting.

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja will today deliver judgment in the case instituted by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, challenging the outcome of the February 23, 2019 presidential election.

Source: Eagle Media TV.


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