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[Supreme Court Verdict] Tinubu to Atiku: Join APC Now

  Bola Tinubu, the former governor of Lagos State and the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, urged the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, to join hands with the ruling party in moving the nation more assuredly forward. In a statement personally signed by the APC National Leader on Supreme Court’s affirmation of President Buhari’s re-election, Tinubu commended the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for their tenacious pursuit. The statement which was entitled: “Presidential Election: Supreme Court Affirms Will of The People”, had Tinubu also congratulating President Buhari and the APC on a well-deserved legal affirmation of a hard-won electoral victory. [Read]

S/Court Verdict: Atiku loses, APC mocks PDP, opposition attacks judiciary [SEE REACTIONS]

  • S’Court, in three sentences, throws out Atiku’s appeal • Stop destructive agenda, APC tells PDP • Judiciary sabotaged by dictatorial cabal – Ex-VP The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress in the February 23, 2019 presidential election. The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, who led six other members of the apex court’s panel, delivered the three-sentence judgment which put paid to the legal dispute over the poll. Shortly after the Supreme Court delivered the judgment, Atiku, the APC, the Senate [Read]

2019: Supreme Court upholds Buhari’s victory, dismisses Atiku’s appeal

  ABUJA – The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, challenging the election of President Muhammadu Buhari. The apex court announced the decision on Wednesday, hours after it commenced the hearing of the appeal. The Supreme Court panel, led by Chief Justice of Nigeria Tanko Muhammad, said it will give reasons for dismissing the petition on a later date. Mr Abubakar and the PDP filed the appeal at the Supreme Court after the presidential election tribunal last month dismissed their original petition. The tribunal ruled against the PDP on the core issues it raised about the February presidential [Read]

2019 Polls: Supreme Court fixes date for hearing of Atiku’s appeal

  The Supreme Court of Nigeria has picked Wednesday, October 30, 2019, for the commencement of the hearing of appeal suit filed by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections, Atiku Abubakar and his party challenging the judgment of the presidential election tribunal, which affirmed the election of President Muhammadu Buhari. PDP revealed this on Sunday via its official Twitter handle. The party’s tweet reads, “Breaking News! The Supreme Court of Nigeria has scheduled to hear the Appeal of the @OfficialPDPNig and @atiku / @PeterObi, arising from the judgment of the Appeal Court, on Wednesday, October 30, 2019. It’s time to #RescueNigeria.” The [Read]

Trouble in PDP As Mass Defection Looms After Tribunal Verdict

There is trouble in the opposition Peoples Democratic Party following former Vice President Atiku Abubakar’s loss at the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal on Wednesday. The development, it was gathered, has made some members of Board of Trustees of the PDP to travel to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates on Saturday (today) to engage in what one of our correspondents gathered was tagged ‘‘strategic consultation’’ with Atiku. The meeting, it was learnt, was necessitated as a result of wrangling among senior members of the party. Investigations also showed that the allegation by the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, that some governors of the party were visiting President Muhammadu Buhari [Read]

Presidential Election tribunal: How Primate Elijah Ayodele warned Atiku

For some hours now, there has been uproar on the social media and in the country at large over the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari as the winner of the 2019 Presidential election by the Tribunal after dragging the case for months. This is no doubt not in favour of PDP’s Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar as he seriously lost out in the battle to claim the presidential seat of Nigeria. [READ ALSO] 2019 Presidency: Tribunal upholds Buhari’s victory It would be recalled that he claims the election result was manipulated to favour Muhammadu Buhari, which was the reason behind the court cases. However, checks by this publication revealed that Primate Elijah [Read]

2019 Presidency: Gov Wike Congratulates Buhari On Tribunal Victory

PORTHACOURT – Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his victory at the presidential election petition tribunal. Wike’s congratulatory message was contained in a statement issued by Simeon Nwakaudu, his media aide. The five-man panel led by Mohammed Garba in a unanimous decision dismissed the petition of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Atiku Abubakar, its presidential candidate. The panel said petitioners failed to convince the tribunal for the reliefs they sought. In his petition, the PDP presidential candidate claimed that he won Buhari with over a million votes. He also prayed for an order declaring that the president does not have the requisite academic [Read]

2019 Presidency: Tribunal upholds Buhari’s victory

ABUJA – The 2019 Presidential election petition tribunal has dismissed the petition filed by the People’s Democratic Party and Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar for lacking in merit. Led by Justice Muhammed Garba, the tribunal, which gave its judgement late Wednesday morning at the Court of Appeal Headquarters in Abuja, said that the petitioner had failed to prove the claims based on which he asked for the voiding of Buhari’s election. The 5-man panel consequently dismissed the petition “in its entirety”. It however did not award costs to any of the parties. Justice Garba, who read the lead judgement, held that President Buhari ” is eminently qualified” to contest the 2019 [Read]

ATIKU vs Buhari: Tribunal Dismisses PDP’s Motion Against Osinbanjo Vote-buying Using Tradermoni

The presidential election petitions tribunal has dismissed the application of the PDP and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, accusing Vice President Yemi Osinbajo of inducing voters with the TraderMoni scheme. The tribunal held that it did not have jurisdiction over the matter. It also noted that Osinbajo was not a party in the suit. The court, therefore, dismissed the application in favour of the second respondent, President Muhammadu Buhari. The PDP had raised the alarm a few weeks to the conduct of the presidential election over the sharing of N10,000 by Osinbajo to the market women. The party had accused the ruling party of vote-buying. SR [Read]

Buhari Govt Desperate to Silence Obasanjo’s Voice – Atiku

– Atiku Abubakar condemned the inclusion of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo’s name in a list of tax defaulters – The PDP presidential candidate in the 2019 election said the Buhari government was out to silence Obasanjo’s voice – The former vice president claimed this was due to the criticism against the government Former vice president Atiku Abubakar has accused the Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government of making attempts to silence the voice of former president Chief Olusegun Obasanjo. Vanguard reports that Atiku made this claim following earlier report that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCCC) visited the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library as part of investigation against his son-in-law, Abdullahi Babalele. Atiku [Read]

BREAKING: Tribunal Reserves Judgement On Atiku, PDP’s Petition Against Buhari’s Election

ABUJA – The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja, on Wednesday, reserved its judgment on the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory at the February 23, 2019 poll. The five-man tribunal led by Justice Mohammed Garba announced this after listening to the final arguments of the parties to the case. Justice Garba said the date for judgment would be communicated to the parties through their lawyers. “‎Judgment in this petition is hereby reserved and will be delivered on the date to be sent to counsel for the parties,” Justice Garba said. At the Wednesday’s hearing the [Read]

[JUST IN] 2019: Supreme Court Strikes Out Atiku, PDP’s Appeal

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the Supreme Court has struck out an appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. A five-man panel led by Justice Dattijo Muhammad said the appeal was statute-barred. The appeal marked SC/738/2019, had sought to quash an aspect of proceedings of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal where President Buhari’s re-election is being challenged. The appellants prayed the Supreme Court to review the record of proceeding the Justice Mohammed Garba-led tribunal held on June 11, to determine if the presidential tribunal was right when it held that the All Progressives Congress, APC, filed a [Read]

EFCC Nabs, Detains Atiku’s Son in-law, Another Director

Son-in-law to Atiku Abubakar and Finance Director of Atiku’s Group of Companies, Abdulahi Babalele has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The charges to be brought against Babalele are not known at the time of this report, however, sources at the EFCC have confirmed that the order for his arrest is “from above” and that Babalele is to be “detained indefinitely.” The family of Atiku have described the development as “hostage taking at the highest level.” Atiku is challenging the declaration of President Mohammadu Buhari as the winner of the 2019 general elections at the presidential election tribunal. The presidential election tribunal adjourned in controversial circumstances [Read]

Atiku, Ezekwesili, SERAP, Fani Kayode, Others Condemn Sowore’s Arrest, Seek Unconditional Release

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and other Nigerians have condemned the arrest of Mr Omoyele Sowore. Some of the prominent citizens took to Twitter on Saturday to call for Sowore’s release hours after he was reportedly picked up by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS). In a post, the former vice president described the arrest as “kidnapping in the guise”, stressing that freedom of speech was part of the nation’s democracy. [READ ALSO] How Heavily Armed DSS Operatives Arrested Sowore – Witness For the Socio-Economic Right And Accountability Project (SERAP), Sowore’s unconditional release would be “first step to stop Nigeria’s precipitous human rights slide”. On his part, a civil [Read]

TRIBUNAL: ‘We transmitted election results to server using a code’ – INEC Presiding Officer Reveals

A Presiding Officer during the February 23 presidential election, Mr Adejuyitan Olalekan, told the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja, on Monday, that he personally transmitted the results collated at his polling unit during the poll. Olalekan took the witness stand as the petitioners’ third witness at the instance of the Peoples Democratic Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, who are by their petition challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress. Olalekan who was earlier led by the petitioners’ lead counsel, Dr. Livy Uzoukwu (SAN), to adopt his witness statement on oath as his evidence-in-chief, was not asked to mention the state or the [Read]