The Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate in the February 23, 2019 presidential election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, said on Monday that they had assembled over 400 witnesses to testify at the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal, where they would challenge the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari and his All Progressives Congress’ victory at the poll.
They spoke through the National Legal Adviser of the PDP, Mr Emmanuel Enoidem, on the premises of the Court of Appeal in Abuja, venue of the tribunal where they filed their petition on Monday.
Enoidem spoke to journalists after a joint petition of the party and its presidential candidate was filed at the tribunal’s secretariat.
As of 7.40pm on Monday, the last set of lawyers representing petitioners was just leaving the secretariat.
Enoidem, who said the petitioners would be represented by over 20 Senior Advocates of Nigeria, noted that the last day for the filing of the petition from the date the results of the election were announced was Tuesday.
The petitioners had 21 days from the date the final results of the presidential election were announced on February 27, 2019.