The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has rejected the 2019 presidential election result claiming that the election was fraught with election malpractices that included vote buying, under age voting, use of the military to intimidate PDP strongholds and a plethora of other allegations, and the candidate crying “foul” has decided to take his grievance to court.
PDP presidential candidate Atiku has constituted a team of lawyers headed by Mr Livy Uzoukwu (SAN), and it is to this legal team that the task of fighting the battle for redress at the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal falls on.
While speaking to a Punch reporter on Sunday, Mr. Uzoukwu hinted that work had begun on the PDP presidential candidate’s petition and would be filed as soon as possible.
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“All I can tell you for now is that we are already working on it and we would file it as soon as it is ready.
“Don’t forget this is a presidential election that covers all Nigeria. This is not a governorship, House of Representatives or senatorial election. We are talking about the whole of Nigeria.”
Recall that the electoral law in Nigeria gives any aggrieved individuals 21 days from result declaration within which time they must file their appeal to the tribunal, so; considering that the result was declared on February 27; it does imply that the Peoples Democratic Party PDP and Atiku still have up till March 20 to file his petition.