The Presidential Election Tribunal on Wednesday dismissed the petition filed before it by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari during the February 23 election.
DAILY NIGERIAN reports that Mr Atiku recently dominated social media with a hashtag: #Atikuiscomingback, predicting victory in his favour.
On the contrary, however, the tribunal dismissed the petition filed by the PDP presidential candidate for its inability to show any evidence that the 2019 presidential election was not conducted in compliance to the Electoral Act.
The tribunal held that despite the 62 witnesses called by the petitioners, they were unable to prove their allegations against the conduct of the February 23 presidential polls.
Delivering the judgement in Abuja on Wednesday, the five-man panel led by Justice Mohammed Garba, therefore, dismissed Mr Atiku’s petition for not being able to prove “satisfactorily” all the allegations he brought before the panel.
While reading the judgement, Justice Garba Mohammed, disclosed that a number of allegations brought forward by the petitioners to back their claim of massive non-compliance to electoral guidelines across the nation lack evidential proofs.