Tribunal strikes out Atiku’s petition against Osinbajo, says TraderMoni not vote buying
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has struck out the petition of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, citing TraderMoni as a vote-buying strategy.
In a unanimous ruling by the five judges, the tribunal ruled that the Federal Government empowerment programme did promoted by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is not vote buying.
TraderMoni is one of the National Social Investment Programmes of the Buhari administration that empowers petty traders with N10,000 to boost their business and improve financial inclusion across the country.
Justice Mohammed Garba, Chairman of the five-man panel of justices had read the petition before the court and was seconded by the other justices.