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INEC, BUHARI’S COUNSEL ASK COURT TO STRIKE OUT HDP PETITION

PRESIDENTIAL TRIBUNAL

Counsel to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mr Wole Olanipekun has filed an application praying the court to strike out and dismiss the petition of the Hope Democratic Party (HDP).

According to him what was filed before the court by the HDP is not an election petition.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) also filed an application seeking for the court to strike out HDP’s petition because it did not join Vice-President Yemi Osinbanjo in its petition since he won the election alongside President Buhari and was also issued a separate certificate of return.

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Also filing an application to dismiss the suit of the HDP is the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the grounds that all the features of abuse of court process including the reliefs sought by the HDP are found in the petition of the party and none of it has any relationship with an election.

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