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Buhari, heads to court 6 HOURS AGO

Atiku and PDP refuse to congratulate Buhari, vow to reclaim mandate in court.

Buhari, heads to court 6 HOURS AGO
Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has no plans to concede last Saturday’s presidential election to Muhammadu Buhari of the ruling All progressive Congress, (APC) as he has assembled a team of lawyers to challenge the result in court.

DEZ MAYORZ reports from the results collated from the 36 states by INEC at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, Buhari has scored the highest votes in the 2019 presidential election polling 15,191,847 votes. His closest challenger Atiku Abubakar, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), polled 11,262,978 votes.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday morning declared incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari winner of the presidential poll conducted on Saturday.

PDP sources told an online publication that Kanu Agabi, former attorney-general of the federation, is leading the team of lawyers that will challenge the result at the presidential election petitions tribunal of the federal court of appeal, Abuja.

Other members of the legal team, are Joe Gadzama, who has always served as a lawyer to the party, and Chris Uche, among other senior advocates of Nigeria.

The source told the publication, “We are currently collating evidence to challenge the results being announced by INEC. We have been asking them to give us the data of the card readers used in Borno, Yobe and Nasarawa states but they have so far refused. This is daylight robbery.”

“I can also tell you that Atiku will not make any call to Buhari to concede the election.”

The legal team was inaugurated by Bukola Saraki, the director-general of the PDP presidential campaign, on Tuesday evening at the Legacy House, Abuja.

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