Monday, 24 June 2019
Buhari wins bid to amend his reply to Atiku, PDP’s petition
the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
Atiku and PDP had filed their petition to challenge the victory of Buhari and his party, the All Progressives Congress, on February 23, 2019
The five-man tribunal led by Justice Mohammed Garba reserved rulings in the case on Monday and granted permission to Buhari to amend his reply to the petition.
Atiku and PDP, had through their lawyer, Dr. Livy Ozoukwu (SAN), filed on May 9, a preliminary objection urging the tribunal to strike out Buhari’s reply on the grounds that the address of service of the lawyers who filed the reply was not supplied in the reply as mandatorily provided for in the Electoral Act.
But Buhari, through his lawyer, Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), on May 14, filed a motion seeking the amendment of his reply to the petition to correct the omission pointed out by the petitioners.
The motion was opposed by the petitioners.
But in its unanimous ruling on Monday, the five-man panel of the tribunal granted the application by Buhari.
The tribunal held that the amendment sought by Buhari would not change the substance of the reply and it would not constitute an injustice or prejudice against the petitioners.
It then ordered Buhari to file an amended reply reflecting the correction sought within three days.
But the tribunal said it would only deliver its ruling on the petitioners’ preliminary objection challenging the competence of the reply along with the final judgment in the case.
This, Justice Garba said was in line with the provision of section 285(8) of the Constitution since the preliminary objection prayed that the alleged incompetence of the reply had robbed the tribunal of its jurisdiction to hear the reply.
Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom)
Subsidy: Tinubu to fix one refinery before December — Kyari
The Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited, Mele Kyari, has revealed that the administration of President Bo...
Raymond Dokpesi, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and founder, DAAR Communications plc, has died at the age of
The downstream end of the Nigerian petroleum industry has gone into frenzy as operators respond to the immediate removal of subsidy on petro...
The leadership of the Nigerian Labour Congress and the Trade Union of Nigeria are meeting the representatives of the Federal Government at
Post a Comment