The Presidential elections tribunal sitting in Abuja, Nigeria capitals, has dismissed the petition of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate Atiku Abubakar. Abubakar, who lost to incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari has resolved to challenge the judgment of the Tribunal. Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal which affirmed the election of President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The tribunal unanimously ruled that Atiku and PDP failed to prove allegations of irregularities against President Buhari and his party over the February 23 elections.
The five-member panel of the tribunal held that Atiku and PDP failed to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, allegations of corruption and non-compliance with the Electoral Act against Buhari and the APC.
Atiku and PDP had alleged that security agencies and agents of the APC committed acts of violence, vote-buying, manipulation of ballot papers, stuffing of ballot boxes, massive thumb-print of ballot papers, deflation and inflation of votes, among others in states such as Borno, Yobe, Niger, Katsina, Bauchi, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Gombe and Kebbi.