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Atiku, PDP failed to discharge burden of proof over Buhari’s non-qualification -Tribunal

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Wednesday held that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and the PDP  have failed to discharge the burden of proof of the allegation of non-qualification of president Muhammadu Buhari to contest the Feb. 23 general election.

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Delivering judgment, Justice Mohammed Garba, held that evidence before the court shows that Buhari obtained the Cambridge West African Examination Council (WAEC).

Garba held that it has been established that a candidate is not required under the Electoral Act to attach his certificate to his Form CF001 before a candidate is adjudged to have the requisite qualification to contest the election.

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The chairman of the tribunal, therefore, holds that the petitioners failed to prove that the president submitted a false affidavit on his credentials to INEC.

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