A Nigerian court on Tuesday said it is set to deliver its verdict in a petition filed by the country’s main opposition party seeking the reversal of the election of President Muhammadu Buhari earlier this year.
The judgment by the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja will be delivered on Wednesday, said a spokesperson of the court in a notice of judgment.
Atiku Abubakar, the former presidential candidate of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, had challenged the result which declared Buhari as the winner of the February 23 presidential election.
On August 21, the five-man panel of justices at the tribunal had reserved judgment on the appeal after the opposition party, the governing All Progressives Congress Party and the Independent National Electoral Commission had adopted their addresses.
Buhari had secured a landslide victory at the election after scoring 15,191,847 votes as against Atiku’s 11,262,978 votes.
The court’s spokeswoman Sadiat Kachalla said the tribunal would have to rule on all pending interlocutory applications filed by parties before delivering judgment on the main appeal on Wednesday. Enditem