PDP, Atiku failed to prove allegations against Buhari -Supreme Court

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Nigeria’s Supreme Court says the People Democratic Party and his Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar failed to prove their allegations against President Muhammadu Buhari.

In a unanimous summary judgment, on October 30, a seven-man panel of the apex court dismissed the appeal filed by Atiku and the PDP lacking in Merit.

The PDP and Atiku had alleged that President Buhari and the APC did not win the February 23rd Presidential elections, the duo also challenged President Buhari’s educational qualification to hold the office of president.

Explaining why it struck out the appeal of the opposition party, the court held that the Appellant failed to prove that Buhari is not educated up to secondary school level.

The submissions read by Justice John Okoro also held that the failure of the appellants to call credible witnesses was fatal to their case as they presented only five witnesses including a star witness who relied on hearsay evidence.

The court also noted that the PDP and Atiku failed to prove issues of over voting when it could not produce authentic voters register to validate its claim.

Justice Okoro further added that the unanimous decision of the court delivered on the 30th of October, 2019 is in total agreement with the verdict of the lower court which upheld and affirmed the election of President Muhammadu Buhari.




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