Election Tribunal: Atiku ‘hopeful’ as tribunal rules on petition against Buhari, INEC

The camp of the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has expressed hope that the election tribunal will deliver judgement in his favour today.

“We are hopeful of the judgement of the tribunal,” Atiku’s spokesman Paul Ibe told The Guardian correspondent.

“It is not about Atiku or the PDP, it is about you and me, every Nigerian that we are hopeful Atiku will be declared winner.”

Atiku Abubakar, a former Nigeria vice president is challenging the election result which Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared President Muhammadu Buhari the winner.

INEC chairman Mahmood Yakubu said Buhari polled 15,191,847 votes to defeat Atiku, who polled 11,262,978 votes at the 2019 election.
However, Atiku and the PDP said the election was ‘massively’ rigged.

While both Atiku and Buhari await the Justice Muhammed Lawan Garba-led tribunal judgement, Ibe said, “Atiku and PDP are optimistic that the voice of the people is upheld.”

He, however, did not disclose Atiku’s next line of action if the tribunal affirms Buhari’s victory at the presidential election.



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