Tribunal dismisses 15 witnesses in Atiku v. Tinubu case

Sep 7, 2023 | 2023 Elections | 0 comments

On Wednesday, the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal dismissed 15 of the 27 witnesses cited by Peoples Democratic Party candidate Atiku Abubakar for failing to support his claim that President Bola Tinubu was wrongly elected in the February 25 presidential election.

Judge Stephen Adah, one of the panel’s five members, delivered the judgement on its behalf.

Due to the petitioner’s failure to provide the 15 witnesses’ sworn declarations with the petition, the Tribunal disregarded their testimony.

It further said that the petitioner could only submit the sworn declarations after the expiration of the 21-day deadline after the announcement of the election results.

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