Good day, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of Presidential Election Tribunal news headlines for today Wednesday, September 11th, 2019.
Below is a roundup of top stories emanating from the Presidential Election Tribunal.
The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal will deliver the final judgment on the 2019 Presidential election today, Wednesday, September 11, with President Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar anticipating victory. This was disclosed by the spokesperson of the Court of Appeal, Sa’adatu Musa, in a notice on Tuesday, September 10. Musa said the final judgment will be delivered by 9:00 am.
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The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Wednesday struck out the witness statement by former Aviation Minister, Osita Chidoka. This follows a ruling by the Tribunal on the request by President Muhammadu Buhari through his counsels for the striking out of the witness statement.
As Nigerians await the final judgment on the 2019 Presidential election today, the Chief of Staff (COS) to President Muhammad Buhari, Abba Kyari, has been spotted at the venue of court. Naija News understands that Kyari was one of the key figures seen among other dignitaries like the Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs, Festus Keyamo, Director-General, Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu, Labour Minister, Chris Nigige, and AGF Abubakar Malami.
The Presidential Election Tribunal has given the former Vice-President and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar victory in a ruling on a motion filed by the Independent National Electoral Commission. Naija News understands that in the motion, INEC had sought the dismissal of Atiku and PDP’s petitions as Nigeria’s electoral umpire claims that the opposition failed to join the Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, in their petitions against President Buhari and the electoral umpire.
The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, has arrived the Appeal Court, venue of the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal. He is the latest of dignitaries to arrive at the venue of the much-expected judgment in the petition by Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
A popular traditional medicine practitioner (herbalist) in Anambra State, southeast Nigeria, Igwe Onyeachonam Ofomba, has predicted that Atiku Abubakar, the Presidential candidate Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party, in the 2019 general elections, will win at the tribunal. Naija News recalls that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared President Muhammadu Buhari who participated in the election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party, winner of the February 23 Presidential election.
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