JUST IN: Tribunal Reserves Judgment In Atiku’s Petition Against Tinubu

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JUST IN: Tribunal Reserves Judgment In Atiku’s Petition Against Tinubu

The presidential election petition court has reserved judgment in the petition filed by Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Atiku is challenging the outcome of the February 25 election and praying the court to nullify President Bola Tinubu’s victory.

Among several issues raised in the joint petition, Atiku and the PDP are alleging that Tinubu was not qualified to contest the poll.

They claim that the president was indicted for drug trafficking in the United States, that his academic certificates submitted to INEC were forged, and that Tinubu is a citizen of Guinea.

The petitioners also accused INEC of manipulating the poll to favour Tinubu.

The petitioners closed their case on June 23 after calling 27 witnesses.

The tribunal had adjourned the petition after President Tinubu, Vice-President Kashim Shettima and the All Progressives Congress (APC) closed their defence on July 5.

The court had directed parties in the petition to write, file and exchange their final written addresses.

At the resumed session on Tuesday, parties in the suit adopted their final addresses which summarises all the evidence tendered before the court.