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2019 presidential race preliminary formally starts as pre-hearing closures
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2019 presidential race preliminary formally starts as pre-hearing closures 

Atiku Loses Bid to Reopen Case against APC’s Objection to Petition

Breaking: Tribunal rejects PDP, Atiku’s solicitation to re-contend APC’s issue with appeal

The presidential race appeal court hearing the request record by the applicant of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, against the triumph of President Muhammadu Buhari, during Saturday, February 23, has finished its pre-hearing.

The court has fixed Thursday, July 4, for the initiation of the knowing about the appeal recorded by the PDP and its applicant Abubakar.

This was contained in an announcement posted on its Facebook page on Wednesday, July 3.

In the interim, the court dismissed the solicitation made by Atiku and his gathering for chance to re-contend a movement by the All Progressives Congress (APC), looking for the expulsion of the appeal.

The court had on June 11, decided that the solicitors had no reaction to the movement by the APC, because they neglected to record a counter-affirmation.

Director of the five part board, Justice Mohammed Garba, declined Atiku’s movement in a decision conveyed by the board on grounds that the application needed legitimacy.

As indicated by the decision, the solicitors neglected to give fitting reasons why the application ought to be conceded. Equity Garba held that Atiku did not give any motivation behind why they neglected to record a counter affirmation to APC’s issue with the request.

The court additionally expressed that Atiku and PDP chose as an issue of decision to document a location and complaint without counter testimony to the protest brought by APC up in their movement of May 15, 2019 that was contended on June 11, 2019.

Further, the council couldn’t help contradicting Atiku on the issue of reasonable hearing as his legal counselors were available in court during procedures yet directed their request in their own particular manner.

Thus, Justice Garba held that the application for putting aside the procedures of June 11 needed legitimacy, falls flat and in like manner expelled.

Then, the council has dismissed till Thursday for initiation of hearing in the fundamental appeal.

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