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Tribunal rules on presidential election petition on Wednesday

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THE Presidential Election Tribunal has announced that it will deliver judgement on Wednesday on the petition filed by Atiku Abubakar, former Vice president and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), against the election of Muhammadu Buhari, who flew the flag of the All Progressive Congress (APC).

The PDP and its candidate are seeking to nullify the election of president Muhammadu Buhari in the February 23 poll.

Buhari emerged winner of the 2019 election to beat Abubakar with a total of 15,191,847 votes, which represents 56.94 per cent of the total vote against the PDP candidate who scored 11,262, 978 (42.22 per cent).

However, the PDP insists that the elections were marred by irregularities and is asking the tribunal to declared Abubakar as the duly elected president.

The European Union  Election Observer Mission in its report on the election also said the 2019 elections were marked by severe operational and transparency shortcomings, electoral security problems and low turnout.

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