The People’s Democratic Party has registered their dissatisfaction towards the 2019 presidential election asking the Independent National Electoral Commission to declare his Presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar the winner of the February 23, presidential election.
In other to meet up the specifications of the section 134 of the Electoral Act, 2010, the team of lawyers of the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar which was led by Mr. Chukwuma Machukwu Ume, SAN, Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN, and Mr. Emeka Etiaba, SAN, perfected the filing process at the Central Registry of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, PEPT.
The tribunal will be conducting its proceedings at the Court of Appeal headquarters in Abuja.
Addressing newsmen, National Legal Adviser of the PDP, Mr. Emmanuel Enoidem, revealed that Atiku would be seeking two principal reliefs at the tribunal.
He said the first relief was for an order declaring him as the bona-fide winner of the 2019 presidential election.
In the alternative, Atiku and the PDP, are urging the tribunal to nullify the February 23 presidential election on the premise that it was marred by irregularities.
“We asked that our candidate who won the election massively across the country be declared the winner.
“In the alternative, we also asked that the election be set aside on the ground of irregularity which was apparent across the country.
“We have a pool of 20 SANs who are tested in election petition matters and other senior lawyers who are also working with them. So we are confident.
“We have also lined up more than 400 witnesses that are going to testify in this petition.
“Nigerians are at home with what happened on February 23, the sham they called election.
We are going to re-present those facts to Nigerians, we are not going to manufacture facts”, he added.