A big day for democracy in Nigeria, as the country awaits with bated breath today's ruling by the Presidential election petitions tribunal on the case filed by the Peoples’ Democratic Party's (PDP) Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar challenging the outcome of the February presidential elections. For this discussion, Eze Onyekpere Lead director of Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) joins CNBC Africa for more.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, were on Wednesday directed by the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal to file a formal application asking the President of the Court of Appeal and chairman of the five-man panel, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, to withdraw as a member of the tribunal.
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Wednesday granted the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, permission to serve the processes of the case through a substituted service on President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The permission was granted by the tribunal following an ex parte motion moved by the lead counsel of the PDP, Mr. Chris Uche, SAN.