HDP closes case against Buhari at Presidential Election Tribunal


The Hope Democratic Party (HDP) has closed its case against the Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal.

The HDP opened its case challenging the election of President Buhari by calling its first witness Yusuf Ibrahim who testified in support of the party’s claim

Meanwhile, counsel to the HDP called a witness said have been subpoenaed and later withdrew following his inability to interact and get his written deposition.

The petitioners have another two days each to respond to the respondents’ addresses if they so which. The court held that everything should be completed by the 27th of July

On the other hand, counsel to President Buhari, Yusuf Ali says he will rely on the case of the HDP and will apply for a date for the final address in the case.

The court, however, accepted the position of the party and ordered the petitioners to file their final address within two days.

The case has been adjourned till August 5, 2019.

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