The 2019 Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja, the Nation’s capital resumed hearing on Monday in the suit filed by Atiku Abubakar and others challenging Muhammadu Buhari’s election victory.
As earlier reported by ORIENTAL TIMES, Justice Mohammed Garba has replaced Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa as the head of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.
Recall that Justice Bulkachuwa had recused herself from the panel after the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku asked her to step aside over possible bias in handling the petition.
Bulkachuwa’s husband is a Senator-elect under the All Progressives Congress (APC) and her son was a governorship aspirant under the platform of the ruling party.
Justice Garba is the presiding Justice of the Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal.
At the resumed hearing today, the Presidential Tribunal struck out the 3rd Petition filed by Coalition for Change following their withdrawal.
The 1st Petition filed by Hope Democratic Party is adjourned to 13th of June due to counter motions and internal rancour displayed by the Party and its Candidate’s representatives.
The Panel has 3 petitions now pending (PDP is the 2nd), ORIENTAL TIMES understands.
The Presidential Tribunal has adjourned to Tuesday, June 11, 2019, by 9:30am.