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Atiku Abubakar submits additional 26,175 exhibits in court against Buhari

Atiku Abubakar, who is former vice president as well as the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP),  has tendered as more exhibits in the suit contesting the winner of Muhammad Buhari as the winner of the last presidential election.

Atiku team presented about 26,175 documents used for the 2019 presidential election in eight northern states.

According to what was gathered, the documents were tendered on Friday, July 5, through his lead counsel, Dr Livy Uzoukwu (SAN) at the presidential election petition tribunal sitting at the Court of Appeal, Abuja.

These new document which mainly comprised the result sheets and receipts for the documents’ certification by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), were in respect of the poll conducted in Katsina, Kebbi, Borno, Jigawa, Gombe, Bauchi, Kaduna and Kano states.


The petition lead counsel, Uzoukwu told the tribunal that the remaining documents, from Kano state would be brought on Monday, which is the next adjourned date.

The respondents, comprising the INEC, Buhari and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), all opposed the admissibility of the documents and told the told the tribunal that reasons for their objection would be made at the address stage of hearing in the petition.

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