The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has upheld the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the February 23, 2019 presidential election.
The tribunal, which gave its judgement on Wednesday at the Court of Appeal Headquarters in Abuja, said that the petitioner, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had failed to prove the claims based on which he asked for the voiding of Buhari’s election.
The tribunal led by Justice Garba Mohammed consequently dismissed the petition “in its entirety”. It however refrained from awarding costs to any of the parties.
The Tribunal had earlier declared that there was no evidence that INEC transmitted the results of the 2019 presidential election electronically to any server.
Delivering judgement on the matter, the chairman of the tribunal Justice Mohammed Garba said that the petitioners – PDP and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar failed to prove the existence of an INEC server or that the electoral commission transmitted results electronically.
The court held that there was no law in place in Nigeria that allows electronic transmission of results or the transmission of result using card reader going by the electoral act.
On Buhari’s educational qualification, the Tribunal declared that the President was not only qualified but eminently qualified.