PDP, Atiku: INEC’s Server Shows We Beat Buhari With 16 million votes

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File 5 grounds petition, revisit alleged certificates rip-off towards President. …

Some particulars of the petition filed on Monday by the Peoples Democratic Social gathering and its presidential candidate within the February 23 election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to problem the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari and his All Progressives Congress, emerged on Tuesday.

The petition, which sought to depend on 50 units of paperwork, was filed earlier than the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal in Abuja towards the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee, Buhari and the APC as the primary to the third respondents, respectively.

INEC had on February 27, 2019 declared that Buhari received the election with 15,191,847 votes to defeat Atiku, whom it stated polled 11,262,978 votes.

However the petitioners said of their 139-page petition that “from the info within the 1st respondent’s (INEC’s) server…the true, precise and proper outcomes” from “state to state computation” confirmed that Atiku polled a complete of 18,356,732 votes to defeat Buhari whom they stated scored 16,741,430 votes.

They stated the outcomes have been the overall votes scored by the candidates in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory Abuja, as there was “no report on sever” in regards to the outcomes from Rivers State as of February 25, 2019.

By this, Atiku claims to have defeated Buhari with 1,615,302 votes.

One of many 5 grounds of the petition additionally tends to resuscitate the allegation that Buhari was not certified to run for the workplace of the President on the grounds that he didn’t possess the constitutional minimal qualification of a faculty certificates.

The 5 grounds of the petition learn, “The 2nd respondent (Buhari) was not duly elected by the vast majority of lawful votes solid on the election.

“The election of the 2nd respondent is invalid by motive of corrupt practices.

“The election of the 2nd Respondent is invalid by motive of non-compliance with the provisions of the Electoral Act, 2010 (as amended).

“The 2nd respondent was on the time of the election not certified to contest the stated election.

“The 2nd respondent submitted to the first Respondent an affidavit containing false data of a basic nature in assist of his qualification for the stated election.”

Arguing that Buhari was not certified to run for the workplace of the President, the petitioners argued partially, “The petitioners state that the 2nd respondent (Buhari) doesn’t possess the tutorial qualification to contest the election to the workplace of the President of Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“The petitioners state that by Part 31 (1) of the Electoral Act, 2010 (as amended), each political get together shall not later than 60 days earlier than the date appointed for a normal election undergo the Fee within the prescribed type the record of the candidates the get together proposes to sponsor on the elections.

“Additional, by Part 31(2) of the Electoral Act, 2010 (as amended), the record or data submitted by every candidate shall be accompanied by an affidavit sworn to by the candidate on the Federal Excessive Court docket, Excessive Court docket of a State or Federal Capital Territory indicating that he has fulfilled all of the constitutional necessities for election into that workplace.

“The 2nd respondent crammed and submitted Kind CF001 to the first Respondent, which was declared earlier than the Commissioner for Oaths on the Registry of the Excessive Court docket of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja on the eighth day of October, 2018. The stated Kind CF001 is accompanied by an ACKNOWLEDGEMENT indicating that the first Respondent acquired similar.

“The petitioners aver that the stated Kind CF001 crammed by the 2nd Respondent and submitted to the first Respondent for the Workplace of President was additionally accompanied by the Curriculum Vitae of the 2nd Respondent in addition to GENERAL FORM OF AFFIDAVIT duly sworn to by the 2nd respondent on the Excessive Court docket of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, together with copies of his Membership Card of the third Respondent and Voter Card.

“The knowledge submitted to the first respondent (INEC) by the 2nd respondent (Buhari) is fake and of a basic nature in assist of his training qualification, however that he had declared within the stated sworn affidavit as follows: ‘I hereby declare that every one the solutions, details and particulars I’ve given on this Kind, are true and proper and I’ve to the perfect of my information, fulfilled all the necessities for {qualifications} for the workplace I’m in search of to be elected’.”

They said that the tutorial establishments Buhari “claimed to have attended and the certificates introduced by him specifically, Elementary Faculty Daura and Mai Aduaa between 1948 and 1952, Center Faculty Katsina between 1953 and 1956 and Katsina Provincial School (now Authorities School, Katsina) between 1956 to 1961 and talked about by the 2nd respondent in his curriculum vitae hooked up to Kind CF 001, weren’t in existence as of these talked about dates.”

They added, “The 2nd respondent in Kind CF 001 crammed and submitted by him to the first Respondent at Paragraph C, Column 2, Web page 3, beneath SECONDARY, wrote “WASC,” thereby falsely claiming that qualification whereas there was no qualification often called WASC as of 1961.

“The petitioners contend that the 2nd Respondent was, on the materials time, not certified to contest election for the exalted workplace of President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“The petitioners additional aver that every one votes purportedly solid for the 2nd and third Respondents on 23rd February, 2019 throughout the Presidential Election and as subsequently declared by the first Respondent on February 27, 2019 are wasted votes in that the 2nd Respondent was not certified to contest the stated election within the first place or in any respect.”

Names of 21 Senior Advocates of Nigeria and 18 different legal professionals appeared on the petition.

The authorized workforce is led by Mr Livy Uzoukwu (SAN).

They sought amongst their 5 predominant prayers, that the tribunal ought to decide that Buhari “was not duly elected by a majority of lawful votes solid within the stated election” and due to this fact his declaration and return by INEC “because the President of Nigeria is illegal, undue, null, void and of no impact”.

Additionally they prayed that Atiku having been “duly and validly elected” should be “returned as President of Nigeria, having polled the best variety of lawful votes solid on the election to the workplace of the President of Nigeria held on February 23, 2019 and having glad the constitutional necessities for the stated election.

They sought “an order directing the first respondent (INEC) to subject a Certificates of Return to the first petitioner (Atiku) because the duly elected President of Nigeria”.

Additionally they requested the tribunal to rule that Buhari “was on the time of the election not certified to contest the stated election”, and that he “submitted to the Fee affidavit containing false data of a basic nature in assist of his qualification for the stated election”.

Nonetheless, they sought as their different prayer, “that the election to the workplace of the President of Nigeria held on February 23, 2019 be nullified and a contemporary election ordered.”

The petitioners are counting on 50 units of paperwork which they, within the petition, gave INEC the discover to supply the unique copies of these in its custody.

Among the paperwork are, “INEC Nomination Kind CF001 of the 2nd respondent (Buhari); all INEC end result sheets;(Kind EC8 Sequence), EC8A, EC8B, EC8C, EC8D and EC8E – Certificates of Return; PDP Social gathering Membership Playing cards; INEC Voter Playing cards; all witnesses’ get together membership playing cards; and all Witnesses’ Voter Playing cards.”

The petitioners additionally sought to depend on, “the circulars/corrigenda/manuals issued by INEC for the conduct of the Presidential Election held on 23/2/2019; Polling Unit supplies guidelines; abstract of whole registered voters on models’ foundation; abstract of PVCs collected on models’ foundation; Voter Registers and letters of complaints over irregularities and malpractices throughout the election addressed to the INEC/Police/different related companies/establishments.”

Additionally they sought to depend on “safety studies regarding the election video/audio recordings/DVD/CD regarding the Election; Election Observers’ or Observers’ Experiences; Newspaper/Tv/ Radio studies and information; appointment letters and tags of PDP brokers; professional studies and evaluation; and pictures and GSM and different telephone outputs”.

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