At exactly 4:54 pm today, September 11, 2019 the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal Sitting in Abuja dismissed the Petition filed by Atiku Abubakar challenging 2019 presidential election.
Delivering the judgment the five-man panel of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal comprising; Justice Mohammed Garba of the Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal who presided over the panel; Justice Abdul Aboki of the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal; Justice Joseph Ikyegh of the Benin Division of the Court of Appeal; Justice Samuel Oseji of the Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal and Justice Peter Ige of the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal arrived at the decision that President Buhari is the rightful winner of the Presidential election.
The PDP had on March 18, 2019 filed the petition to challenge the emergence of Buhari as the winner of the presidential election.
According to the petitioner, investigation of the central server from the Independent National Electoral Commission showed that the PDP polled 18,356,732 votes, instead of the 11,262,978 votes attributed to it by INEC.
The PDP and Atiku Abubakar also claimed that they defeated President Buhari who was declared winner with 15,191,847 votes by INEC.
They also claimed that President Buhari lied on oath about his educational qualifications and should thus be disqualified.
INEC denied having a server and Buhari’s lawyers said the president was qualified to contest the election.
Levi Uzuegwu appeared for PDP while Yunus Usman appeared for INEC. Taiwo Osikpitan SAN appeared for President Buhari.