By Esther Atani, The Sight News
Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), Atiku Abubakar and his party have had their application dismissed by the presidential election petitions tribunal.
Atiku and the PDP had prayed the court to allow them inspect smart card readers and the server for the 2019 presidential election, however, the five-member panel of justices, on Monday, June 24, dismissed the application filed by Atiku and his party.
The chairman of the tribunal, Justice Mohammed Garba, held that due to the fact that the matter is a substantive issue for determination by the tribunal, it cannot be determined at the interlocutory stage.
Meanwhile, the chairman of Atikulated Agenda Worldwide, Chief Emeka Kalu, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to order the arrest of the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu.
Kalu, who made the call in a statement signed by his media and publicity aide, Comrade Amos Kalu, said the president should exonerate himself from the various allegation leveled against INEC, which culminated in his re-election in the 2019 presidential election.