The presidential petition court in Abuja rejected the petition presented by the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, defying the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari during the February 23 elections.
The court rejected Atiku’s request because he could not satisfactorily prove all the charges he presented to the panel.
Expressing the sentence in Abuja a few moments ago, the five-man jury headed by Judge Mohammed Garba rejected the petition in its entirety.
Judge Mohammed said the evidence provided by the 62 witnesses called by the PDP and Atiku had no impact in helping the signatories’ case, adding that the signatories could not prove that Buhari was not properly elected.
He added that Atiku and the PDP have no evidence of non-compliance with the electoral act by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
Judge Mohammed also said that the only way to prove cases of excessive voting, electoral manipulation, among others, was to keep the voter register, which the petitioner could not provide and that all witnesses called by the signatories are not able to establish cases of vote.