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Presidential Election Tribunal: Court Declares Atiku A Nigerian

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has struck out the petition of the All Progressive Congress party against Atiku Abubakar over is alleged non-Nigerian citizenship.

Speaking on the verdict in its 6th ruling earlier on Monday, the court said its power does not include determining the qualification of a petitioner in an election dispute.

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It said its powers was to determine whether a person elected to the office of the President was validly elected and not to query the qualification of the petitioners to have contested the election, whose outcome was being queried.

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The court said the APC ought to have filed a cross-petition if it sought to challenge the qualification of the 1st petitioner (Atiku) to have contested the election.

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