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Breaking: Buhari, APC close defence at tribunal

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) and President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday closed their  defence in the petition filed at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal by Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

The petitioners are challenging the victory of Buhari and his All Progressives Congress at the February 23, 2019 presidential poll.

The five-man tribunal led by Justice Mohammed Garba had, on Monday, asked Buhari’s legal team to open their defence on Tuesday after the Independent National Electoral Commission said it would not call any witness in the case.

 

Buhari had opened his defence at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Tuesday and had called seven witnesses between then and Wednesday.

He was to continue his defence on Thursday.

But shortly after the matter was called on Wednesday, the President’s lawyer, Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), announced that his team was satisfied with the seven witnesses they had led.

Justice Garba then fixed August 21 for adoption of written addresses, final arguments in the petition

 

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