As Tribunal seating over the hearing of petitions against President Buhari begins, other political parties apart from the PDP have filled petitions against the seating president and are ready to present their case before tribunal.
It’s no longer a news that the PDP presidential candidate, Abubarkar Atiku isn’t backing down for the seating president Muhammadu Buhari as he is determined to fight it out in tribunal. The fight against the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari is no longer between Atiku and Buhari as other political parties’ candidates are now challenging Buhari’s victory in the 2019 presidential election as well.
At least, four (4) petitions have been displayed at the Court of Appeal in Abuja, venue of Presidential Election Petition Tribunal. Together with that of Atiku, below is the list of the petitions that have now been filled
Atiku and PDP’s petition, as filled on March 18 and marked “CA/PEPC/002/2019
Chief Ambrose Owuru of Hope Democratic Party as filled on March 7
Pastor Aminchi Habu of Peoples Democratic Movement as filled on March 19 with number CA/PEPC/004/2019
And lastly, by Geff Ojinika of Coalition for Change, contending that “the election was vitiated by substantial non-compliance with mandatory statutory provision which irregularity substantially affected the election such that the first respondent (Buhari) was not entitled to be returned as the winner of the presidential election”.
However, all the petitioners, including Atiku Abubarkar joined the independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and APC as the Respondents. However, Coalition for Change and Ojinika added Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to their list of respondents.