Atiku loses as tribunal dismisses entire petitions against Buhari

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) has dismissed entirety the petition of Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against President Muhammadu Buhari.

Mr Abubakar, a former vice president, in challenging the outcome of the February 23 election which produced the president for a second term in office, urged the PEPT to declare him winner of the race.

Dismissing his petition, the presiding judge, Justice Mohammed Garba, who led a five-member panel, said the former vice president failed to show reason why he should be declared winner of the exercise.

The Panel dismissed application of the petitioners ranging from: Academic qualifications of the president, rigging of the election by security agencies, existence of INEC server among others.