The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja, Friday ordered substituted service of the petition challenging the conduct of the February 23 presidential election, on President Muhammadu Buhari.
The tribunal ordered that copies of all the legal processes be served on Buhari through the National Legal Adviser at the national headquarters of his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Abuja.
The order followed an ex-parte application that was filed by the opposition Peoples Democratic Movement, PDM, and its presidential candidate, Pastor Aminchi Habu,
A three-man panel of Justices of the Court of Appeal led by Justice Abdu Aboki granted the ex-parte motion the petitioners moved through their lawyer, Aliyu Lemu.
The petitioners are praying the tribunal to invalidate the 2019 presidential election and order a rerun, for omitting the name of its Party’s presidential candidate from the ballot papers used in conducting the election.