The Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate in the 2019 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, will on Thursday (today) file a formal application before the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal asking for the withdrawal of the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, from the five-man tribunal on the grounds of likelihood of bias.
The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal has, therefore, fixed May 22 for the hearing of an application by the PDP and Abubakar.
The PDP had earlier in a letter sent to Bulkachuwa’s office on May 9 asked her to withdraw from the panel due to the status of her husband, Adamu Bulkachuwa, as a senator-elect on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, the party whose victory at the February 23 poll is being challenged by the PDP at the tribunal.
Following the petitioners’ insistence on Wednesday that Bulkachuwa must recuse herself from the panel, the tribunal directed them to file a formal application for her disqualification as a member of the tribunal. Read more