Nigeria/June 27, 2019/Agency Reporter /No Comment/123 views /Featurednigeria BREAKING: Tribunal Dismisses INEC’s, Buhari’s Applications For Dismissal Of PDM’s Petitionshare on:FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel The Independent National Electoral Commission and President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday lost its bid to have the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal dismiss the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Movement and its presidential candidate in February 23, 2019, Pastor Haminchi Habu. Habu and the PDM are by their petition challenging the victory of Buhari and his All Progressives Congress at the poll. INEC, and Buhari had through, their respective lawyers, filed separate motions seeking the dismissal of the petition on the grounds that the petitioners failed to comply with the provisions of paragraph 18(1) of the First Schedule to the Electoral Act. ALSO READ Ambode hands over to Sanwoolu - Vanguard NewsThe commission contended that the petitioners had violated the said provisions of the Electoral Act by failing to apply for the pre-hearing notice within seven days after the close of pleadings marked by the filing of their final replies to the respondents’ replies to the petition. Loading… But dismissing the applications in separate rulings on Thursday, the Justice Mohammed Garba-led tribunal unanimously, held that the petitioners did file their application for the issuance of pre-hearing notice within the time stipulated by law. ALSO READ Kanu's Lawyer Writes The British High CommissionJustice Garba, who read the lead ruling, held that the pleadings were closed on April 20, 2019 when the petitioners filed their reply to the last-received reply of the 2nd respondent (Buhari) to the petition. He held that therefore, the application for the issuance of pre-hearing notice filed by the petitioners on April 30, was within the seven days period stipulated by law and deemed to be proper. ALSO READ Egypt targets 7.2% deficit, 6% GDP growth, 6.163tn total GDP in FY 2019/20 - Daily News EgyptHe dismissed the applications by INEC and Buhari for lacking in merit. The tribunal, however, also, in another ruling dismissed an application by the petitioners seeking that judgment be delivered in their favour on the grounds of alleged tardiness of the respondents – INEC, Buhari, and APC. [embedded content] Loading… RELATED POSTS Leave A Comment Below Related Tags:Featurednigeria share on: FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel previous articleOman to open an embassy in Palestine’s West Bank – Daily News Egyptnext articleAisha Buhari, NPA boss call for gender equality in maritime sector – Premium Times NigeriaRelated PostsNigeria/July 17, 2019 /No Comment Killing Of Fasoranti’s Daughter: Igbo Group Issues Strong Warning To BuhariNigeria/July 17, 2019 /No Comment Rwanda to open embassy in Morocco – Premium Times NigeriaRwanda to open embassy in Morocco – Premium Times NigeriaRwanda to open embassy in Morocco – Premium Times NigeriaOyo government recovers five more vehicles from Ajimobi’s aides – Daily Post NigeriaPSG owner sues over illegal transfer payment claim | The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World NewsEBRD, CBE discuss offering new banking products for Egypt’s private sector – Daily News EgyptEPL: Premier League introduces new rules that will affect Chelsea, Man United, Arsenal, others – Daily Post NigeriaPrices soar in Egypt, but people find ways to cope – Daily News EgyptCOLNN closes a SEED round of $100K from EdVentures – Daily News Egypt Leave a Response Cancel reply CommentName Email Sign me up for the newsletter! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.