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PDP, Atiku Should Apologize To Nigerians, Instead of Appealing Judgment – Lai Mohammed

PDP, Atiku Should Apologize To Nigerians, Instead of Appealing Judgment – Lai Mohammed

  Atiku* The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has asked the PDP and its presidential candidate in the last elections to apologize to Nigerians for willfully distracting the Buhari Administration with a frivolous election petition, instead of appealing the ruling of Wednesday’s Presidential Election Petition Tribunal. Mohammed* In a statement issued in St Petersburg, Russian Federation, on ... Read More »

Victorious Buhari to opposition: ‘Let’s put all bickering and distractions behind us’

Victorious Buhari to opposition: ‘Let’s put all bickering and distractions behind us’

President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to his victory at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal which on Wednesday upheld his election and dismissed petition filed against him by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. He said the ruling on the February 23, 2019 poll, “is victory for Nigerians who trooped out to overwhelmingly ... Read More »

Breaking: PDP rejects Tribunal judgment, heads to Supreme Court

Breaking: PDP rejects Tribunal judgment, heads to Supreme Court

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected Wednesday’s judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal which affirmed the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari and dismissed the petition filed by the party and its presidential candidate in the last presidential polls, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. PDP in a press statement on Wednesday evening by Kola Ologbondiyan, its National Publicity Secretary “encouraged Nigerians ... Read More »

Breaking: Tribunal fixes Sept. 11 as judgment day for Buhari, Atiku

Breaking: Tribunal fixes Sept. 11 as judgment day for Buhari, Atiku

  L-R: Buhari, Atiku* The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja, on Tuesday fixed Sept.11 to deliver judgment in the petition filed by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the Feb. 23 general election. This was announced by the Court of Appeal Public Relations Officer, Mrs Sadiat Kachalla, ... Read More »

Tribunal verdict ‘19: D Day scares Buhari, Atiku camps

Tribunal verdict ‘19: D Day scares Buhari, Atiku camps

  R-L: Buhari, Atiku* By Bridget Chiedu Onochie and Adamu Abuh (Abuja) Between Monday and Friday this week, the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal must hand down its verdict in the suit filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on the outcome of the February 23 presidential election. Although the tribunal did not give a ... Read More »

Atiku’s ‘Laundered Money’ Traced To Obasanjo’s Library

Atiku’s ‘Laundered Money’ Traced To Obasanjo’s Library

  *L-R: Atiku, Obasanjo* The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has extended its investigation of the laundered 150 million euros cash-for-poll by associates of former vice-president Atiku Abubakar to former President, Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library. It was learnt that the investigators went to the Library on August 8 to authenticate the claims by one of those under probe that ... Read More »

EFCC files $2m money laundering charge against Atiku’s lawyer

EFCC files $2m money laundering charge against Atiku’s lawyer

  *Atiku Abubakar* The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has filed a money laundering charge against Uyiekpen Giwa-Osagie, lawyer to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and Presidential candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2019 election. The anti-corruption agency accused Osagie of laundering $2million ahead of this year’s general elections in which Atiku contested against the All ... Read More »

INEC Server: Atiku, PDP kick against tribunal ruling, vow to take case to Supreme Court

INEC Server: Atiku, PDP kick against tribunal ruling, vow to take case to Supreme Court

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, have kicked against Monday’s unanimous ruling of the presidential election tribunal which threw out their application seeking an order  to grant them access to inspect the central server allegedly used by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to transmit results of the last general election. Both the party and ... Read More »

Tribunal Rejects Atiku, PDP’s Request To Inspect INEC’s Server

Tribunal Rejects Atiku, PDP’s Request To Inspect INEC’s Server

*Atiku The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Monday struck out the request by opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, its presidential candidate in the last election, to inspect the controversial Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC) server which they claimed the electoral body used to transmit and collate results of the 2019 presidential election. In a unanimous ... Read More »

BMO To Atiku, Stop Shedding Crocodile Tears on June 12

BMO To Atiku, Stop Shedding Crocodile Tears on June 12

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has debunked former Vice president Atiku Abubakar’s claim that he stood shoulder to shoulder with Moshood Abiola, the icon of the June 12 struggle. The group says it is a lie and a laughable attempt at re-writing an important part of Nigeria’s political history, as Atiku was one of the first members of the defunct ... Read More »

Atiku lauds Supreme Court judgment against APC electoral victories in Zamfara

Atiku lauds Supreme Court judgment against APC electoral victories in Zamfara

…Says “nothing is as pleasing to the ears of believers, as justice being served in the holy month of Ramadan.”  The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has lauded the Supreme Court over its judgment against the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara State. The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed ... Read More »

Breaking: Atiku, PDP win round one as Justice Bulkachuwa withdraws from  presidential election petition

Breaking: Atiku, PDP win round one as Justice Bulkachuwa withdraws from presidential election petition

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and his party secured a major victory on Wednesday as the President of the Court of Appeal and Chairman of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT), Justice Zainab Bulkachua withdrew from presiding over the petition they filled against the election of President Muhammadu Buhari of ... Read More »

Election Tribunal: We’ll Not Argue With PDP – INEC

Election Tribunal: We’ll Not Argue With PDP – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will not engage the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in argument on petitions before the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal because they are sub-judice. Mr Festus Okoye, National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, INEC, said this in a statement released in Abuja. Okoye was responding to PDP’s allegation that INEC refused ... Read More »

Atiku parading fabricated results, INEC tells tribunal

Atiku parading fabricated results, INEC tells tribunal

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election, fabricated the votes he claimed to have scored. INEC’s polling figures from the 36 states and the FCT gave Buhari 15,191,847 votes, while Atiku came second with 11,262,978 votes. Atiku, in his petition before the presidential election ... Read More »

Nationality: I trust the tribunal will treat APC’s claim with the contempt it deserves, says Atiku

Nationality: I trust the tribunal will treat APC’s claim with the contempt it deserves, says Atiku

Former Vice president and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the just concluded election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has fired back at the ruling All Progressives Congress led government, saying it is the nationality of those who made Nigeria extreme poverty capital that is in doubt, not his. Atiku had filed a petition at the Presidential Election Tribunal ... Read More »

Atiku is a Cameroonian, not qualified to be Nigerian president, APC tells tribunal

Atiku is a Cameroonian, not qualified to be Nigerian president, APC tells tribunal

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is a Cameroonian and as such not eligible to contest election to become Nigerian president. This was the party’s response to the election petition filed before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. APC is the third respondent to the petition. ... Read More »

Atiku can’t win case against Buhari- Niger State Governor

Atiku can’t win case against Buhari- Niger State Governor

Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger State, has said the decision by the Presidential candidate, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, to go to court would not yield any positive result. He said :“It’s not unusual, when you lose elections, you go to court for so many reasons. It could be that you think you won or it could ... Read More »

People didn’t come out to vote because of rigging during presidential election- Atiku

People didn’t come out to vote because of rigging during presidential election- Atiku

Former Vice President and the presidential candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on Saturday lamented low turnout of voters in Governorship and State Assembly polls, blaming it on alleged irregularities in the presidential election. He made the observation while speaking to newsmen in Yola shortly after casting his vote at the Ajiya polling unit 02 of ... Read More »

BMO to EFCC: DO YOUR JOB, IGNORE ATIKU’s N63Bn SOPHISTRY

BMO to EFCC: DO YOUR JOB, IGNORE ATIKU’s N63Bn SOPHISTRY

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has accused the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last election, Atiku Abubakar of lying over the arrest of his son- in-law by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). This comes against the backdrop of revelation that the anti-graft agency is probing Abdullahi Babalele who is also the Group Finance ... Read More »

We are investigating case of money laundering Atiku’s Finance Director- EFCC

We are investigating case of money laundering Atiku’s Finance Director- EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC ) said it had begun investigation of alleged money-laundering by the Finance Director of Atiku Abubakar’s group of companies, Alhaji Babalele Abdullahi. Acting Spokesman of EFCC, Mr Tony Orilade, stated this in Abuja on Monday and confirmed to News Agency of Nigeria that Abdullahi was in the commission’s custody. “We are investigating ... Read More »