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BUHARI Vs ATIKU: Tribunal goes on short break to refresh



2019 general elections generate 736 petitions - Appeal Court

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting on a petition against President Muhammadu Buhari by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar has gone on a short break.

The chairman of the five-man panel of the tribunal, Justice Mohammed Garba said the break was to allow the tribunal to refresh.

The tribunal is expected to give its main judgment on the tensed matter when it resumes from the break any time from now.

Meanwhile, the tribunal had sacked the following claims:

President Buhari’s claims that Atiku is from Cameroon and was not qualified to contest the 2019 presidential election.

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