Election Tribunals Receive 736 Petitions against 2019 Elections

A document from the Election Petition Tribunal, located in the premises of the Court of Appeal in Abuja, has revealed that 736 petitions against the conduct and outcome of the 2019 general election have so far been received as at April 4, 2019.

The document which emanated from the office of the Deputy Chief Registrar, Election Petitions Tribunal, Court of Appeal, Mrs. Rabi Abdulazeez, showed that the petitions cut across all levels of the 2019 election, with the state House of Assembly election leading the pack with 381 petitions, while the presidential election so far has remained four.Nigeria Election Tribunals

A breakdown of the figures further revealed that while the tribunals have so far received 207 petitions against the outcome of the senatorial election, a total of 101 and 43 petitions have so far been recorded against the House of Representatives and governorship election so far.

The figures as released by the Information Officer of the Court of Appeal, Saadatu Musa Kachalla, stated:

“House of Representatives elections 101; Senatorial elections 207; Governorship elections 43; state Houses of Assembly election 381; and

Presidential election 4.

Copies of the petitions were on display at the premises of the Court of Appeal in Abuja, venue of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.

Among the four petitions so far received challenging the return of President Muhammadu Buhari and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), is that of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

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