Tribunal grants Atiku, PDP’s petition to serve Buhari through APC

Atiku Abubakar

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Wednesday granted the request of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the February 13 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, to serve their petition of President Muhammadu Buhari through his party, All Progressives Congress (APC).

Atiku and his party are challenging the results of the presidential election which they said was a stolen mandate.

The tribunal granted their prayer on the basis that they were having challenges serving the president personally.

Leading a three-man panel, Justice Abdul Aboki, ruled that Buhari, who is the second respondent to the petition, be served through any senior official or an official of the APC at the party’s secretariat in Abuja.

The request was granted after the ex-parte motion was filed and argued for by the petitioners counsel, Chris Uche.

Aboki said he was granted their request “in the interest of justice”.