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  • Dismissed INEC's claim that Livy Uzoukwu, Atiku's lead counsel is not a legal practitioner

  • Dismissed INEC's claim that Osinbajo should have been joined in the suit alongside Buhari.

  • Refused INEC's request to strike out some of the PDP's witnesses

  • Refused INEC's request to dismiss Atiku's prayer seeking Buhari's disqualification from the election

  • Struck out the PDP's argument that Buhari and Osinbajo used government funds to induce voters

  • Dismissed Buhari's contention that Atiku was not qualified to file the petition challenging his election

  • Dismissed PDP's argument that security operatives rigged the election to favour Buhari

  • Dismissed Buhari's response challenging Atiku's motion on the alleged none use of card readers

  • Dismissed PDP's motion alleging abuse of court processes in APC's applications
The tribunal has also read out the various premises contained in the petition as filed by the PDP, including:

- That Buhari was not duly elected by the majority of votes

- That the electoral act was not complied with

- That the election was marred with widespread corruption

- That Buhari is not qualified to contest the election and that he supplied false information to INEC

FOR THE RECORD: The PDP is asking the tribunal to determine:
  • Whether Buhari was at he time of the election qualified to contest or not
  • Whether Buhari submitted false evidence to INEC with regards to his academic qualifications
  • Whether Buhari got highest votes and was duly elected
  •  Whether the election was invalidated by corruption.
  •  Whether the election was invalidated by non-compliance of the electoral act.

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