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Presidential Tribunal Throws Out Inec’s Objection To Atiku’s Petition by MelesZenawi: 11:02am On Sep 11
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja has dismissed preliminary objection the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, filed to challenge the non-inclusion of Vice President Yemi Osibanjo, SAN, as a party to the petition challenging the outcome of the February 23 presidential election.

In a unanimous decision, the tribunal held that the objection was not grounded in law. court INEC had in the motion it filed on May 5, asked the tribunal to strike out the petition over failure to join the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osibanjo as a necessary party in the case.

It argued that by section 133 and 137(2) of the Electoral Act, Prof. Osibanjo, was a co-winner of the presidential election and therefore an indispensable party whose right to the fair hearing would be adversely affected. INEC contended that failure to join Osibanjo as an interested party in the petition robbed the tribunal of its jurisdiction to entertain the petition. However, the tribunal, in the lead ruling that was delivered by its Chairman, Justice Mohammed Garba, dismissed INEC’s objection as lacking in merit. The tribunal held that Osibanjo was not a necessary party whose participation in the proceeding was indispensable.

Relying on section 187(1) of the 1999 Constitution, as amended, the tribunal stressed that like in Governorship election, President Buhari was the actual candidate and therefore the necessary party in the petition. It noted that both President Buhari who is Osibanjo’s principal and the All Progressives Congress, APC, were duly joined as the 2nd and 3rd Respondents, respectively. It described the office of the Vice President as an appendage, stressing that Osibanjo could only be regarded as an interested party but not a necessary party.

“Prayer of the 1st Respondent seeking to strike out the petition is not well-grounded in law, it lacks merit, it is refused and hereby dismissed”, Justice Mohammed held. Other Justices on the presidential tribunal that agreed with the lead ruling are Justices Abdul Aboki, Samuel Oseji, Joseph Ikyegh, and Peter Olabisi Ige. The tribunal had announced that it would first determine all the pending rulings before it would deliver judgment on the substantive petition. It will be recalled that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had on February 27, declared that Buhari won the presidential contest with 15,191,847 votes to defeat his closest rival, Atiku, who it said polled a total of 11,262,978 votes.

However, in their joint petition marked CA/PEPC/002/2019, Atiku and his party, insisted that data they secured from INEC’s server, revealed that contrary to the result that was announced, they defeated President Buhari with over 1.6million votes The petitioners maintained that proper collation and summation of the presidential election results would show that contrary to what INEC declared, Atiku, garnered a total of 18,356,732 votes, ahead of Buhari who they said got a total of 16,741,430 votes. They alleged that INEC had at various stages of the election, unlawful allocated votes to President Buhari, insisting that the announced result did not represent the lawful valid votes cast.

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2019/09/breaking-presidential-tribunal-throws-out-inecs-objection-to-atikus-petition/

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Re: Presidential Tribunal Throws Out Inec’s Objection To Atiku’s Petition by davywillis: 11:08am On Sep 11
humm following
Re: Presidential Tribunal Throws Out Inec’s Objection To Atiku’s Petition by WonderManly(m): 11:10am On Sep 11
They are all welcome... Make Dem no think am long. Atiku will win!

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Re: Presidential Tribunal Throws Out Inec’s Objection To Atiku’s Petition by ayanleye12(m): 11:12am On Sep 11
Atiku all the way!..

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Re: Presidential Tribunal Throws Out Inec’s Objection To Atiku’s Petition by Teejayphillip(m): 11:12am On Sep 11
We are watching

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Re: Presidential Tribunal Throws Out Inec’s Objection To Atiku’s Petition by BeijinDossier: 11:12am On Sep 11
Osetigoo cheesy

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Re: Presidential Tribunal Throws Out Inec’s Objection To Atiku’s Petition by Abdul9025(m): 11:13am On Sep 11
PDP are just wasting their time

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Re: Presidential Tribunal Throws Out Inec’s Objection To Atiku’s Petition by Homeboiy: 11:13am On Sep 11
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Re: Presidential Tribunal Throws Out Inec’s Objection To Atiku’s Petition by tamonokare: 11:13am On Sep 11
Don't be fooled. This is Nigeria. Mind your expectations.

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Re: Presidential Tribunal Throws Out Inec’s Objection To Atiku’s Petition by Nuclear99(m): 11:14am On Sep 11
Make I carry chair sit down
Re: Presidential Tribunal Throws Out Inec’s Objection To Atiku’s Petition by nasirujj(m): 11:14am On Sep 11
Atiku is cumming

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Re: Presidential Tribunal Throws Out Inec’s Objection To Atiku’s Petition by iWasNotHere(m): 11:14am On Sep 11
what kinda suspense is this. Declare Atiku winner lets know whats up

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Re: Presidential Tribunal Throws Out Inec’s Objection To Atiku’s Petition by Lanre4uonly(m): 11:14am On Sep 11
Ok. Fingers crossed.

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Re: Presidential Tribunal Throws Out Inec’s Objection To Atiku’s Petition by homealone00: 11:14am On Sep 11
grin
Re: Presidential Tribunal Throws Out Inec’s Objection To Atiku’s Petition by Opinedecandid(m): 11:14am On Sep 11
Good
Re: Presidential Tribunal Throws Out Inec’s Objection To Atiku’s Petition by veekid(m): 11:14am On Sep 11
Case wey atiku don lose

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Re: Presidential Tribunal Throws Out Inec’s Objection To Atiku’s Petition by homealone00: 11:14am On Sep 11
False Hope for Atiku grin

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Re: Presidential Tribunal Throws Out Inec’s Objection To Atiku’s Petition by jkendy(m): 11:14am On Sep 11
Have they started "throwing out" petitions already
We know how all these nonsense will end. Nigeria is just a joke. Atiku should just bear the pains and prepare himself against 2023.
The tribunal is similar to the adage which says "you can't/shouldn't bite the finger that fed you"
I'm afraid if justice would be said and seen to be fairly done by those who must have received some rewards from their Boss Man at the top

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Re: Presidential Tribunal Throws Out Inec’s Objection To Atiku’s Petition by Yakade(m): 11:15am On Sep 11
Buhari
Re: Presidential Tribunal Throws Out Inec’s Objection To Atiku’s Petition by McAausim: 11:15am On Sep 11
grin



PDP Odds don dey raise.... shocked

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Re: Presidential Tribunal Throws Out Inec’s Objection To Atiku’s Petition by kyenfinok: 11:15am On Sep 11
shocked shocked
Re: Presidential Tribunal Throws Out Inec’s Objection To Atiku’s Petition by mhktaryan(m): 11:15am On Sep 11
Atiku all d way
Re: Presidential Tribunal Throws Out Inec’s Objection To Atiku’s Petition by ginaeve: 11:15am On Sep 11
All of this is part of the show, to make everything seem legit.

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Re: Presidential Tribunal Throws Out Inec’s Objection To Atiku’s Petition by CalabarPikin: 11:15am On Sep 11
I wish dis guys can just stop d noise and declare who we already know......
If lawyers are sleeping in court already....

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Re: Presidential Tribunal Throws Out Inec’s Objection To Atiku’s Petition by anonimi: 11:15am On Sep 11
ayanleye12:
Atiku all the way!..


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Re: Presidential Tribunal Throws Out Inec’s Objection To Atiku’s Petition by obembet(f): 11:16am On Sep 11
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