Atiku challenges Buhari’s re-election in court Updated for 2021

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Updated: February 28, 2021


President Muhammadu Buhari‘s main opponent in the February 23, 2019 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, and his party, the People’s Democratic Party, are officially challenging his election victory in court.

Atiku, a former Vice President and billionaire businessman had rejected the election results, saying that mass rigging, including in Borno where Boko Haram has been wreaking havoc for 10 years, was widespread.

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Local newspaper, Premium Times, quoted Mr. Abubakar’s lead lawyer, Chris Uche, as confirming that the processes were being filed.

A court had earlier approved the PDP’s application to be allowed access to materials used for the election but blocked the party’s move to have the materials forensically examined.

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Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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