The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate – Alh. Atiku Abubakar in the just concluded elections have filed a five grounds petition against INEC, President Muhammadu Buhari, and the APC.
According to Nigeria Online Newspaper – Punch, the petitioners said “from the data in the 1st respondent’s (INEC’s) server…the true, actual and correct results from state to state computation showed that Atiku polled a total of 18,356,732 votes to defeat Buhari whom they said scored 16,741,430 votes.”
The petitioners also challenged Buhari’s school certificate, saying he has not met the minimum qualification to run for office.
PDP and Atiku said:
The 2nd respondent (Buhari) was not duly elected by the majority of lawful votes cast at the election.
The election of the 2nd respondent is invalid by reason of corrupt practices.
The election of the 2nd Respondent is invalid by reason of non-compliance with the provisions of the Electoral Act, 2010 (as amended).
The 2nd respondent was at the time of the election not qualified to contest the said election.
The 2nd respondent submitted to the 1st Respondent an affidavit containing false information of a fundamental nature in aid of his qualification for the said election.
The petitioners are represented by 21 SANs and 18 other lawyers led by Livy Uzoukwu (SAN).