Atiku, PDP get tribunal?s consent to serve President Buhari through APC
The Presidential Election Tribunal has granted the request of PDP and its presidential candidate in the February 23rd general election, Atiku Abubakar, to serve their petition against President Buhari to him through his party, All Progressives Congress (APC) as they have found it difficult to access him.
Recall that the party and Atiku, have filed a petition at the tribunal, challenging the victory of President Buhari in the election.
At the commencement of the hearing of the petition in Abuja this morning, the opposition party and Atiku applied for leave to effect service of the petition on President Buhari on the grounds that they were finding it difficult to serve him personally as they have no access to him.
The three-man tribunal, after to listening Chris Uche (SAN) who moved the ex-parte filed by the petitioners, granted them permission to serve through substituted means. Justice Abdul Aboki, who led the panel, ordered that Buhari, who is the second respondent to the petition, be served through any senior official or an officer of the APC at the party’s secretariat in Abuja.
Justice Aboki, in his lead ruling, said “it is in the interest of justice” to grant the prayers in the petitioners’ motion.