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Buhari Objects to Admission of his Bio-data to INEC at Tribunal


President Muhammadu Buhari objected to the admission of his form CF001 which contained his personal data submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for February 23, presidential election.

Buhari’s objection against the said document was announced by his lead counsel, Chief Wale Olanipekun, SAN, to the presidential election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja.

Olanipekun while objecting to the admission of the form, however, declined to disclose the reason for the objection stating that his reason would be made public at the address stage.

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar and the party had tendered Buhari’s form as part of efforts to establish their petition against Buhari on his qualification for the last presidential election.

Apart from the form, Atiku also tendered the final result of the election signed by professor Yakubu Mahmood which the tribunal admitted as exhibit.

Also tendered and admitted as an exhibit are documents containing the total number of voters in the INEC register and the number of collected permanent voters card for the elections.

Atiku’s lead counsel, Dr Livy Uzoukwu also tendered six newspapers publications and 10 press statements issued by INEC in respect of the election.

At the time of filing this report, other documents numbering 6, 806 mainly election result sheets from Kano and Zamfara states were tendered and admitted by the tribunal.

Also, Atiku and the PDP today commenced calling of witnesses to testify for them in their allegations of election malpractices, corruption, irregularities and violence against the conduct of the election that produced Buhari as President.

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