The tribunal has struck out the application of INEC challenging the PDP petition for listing police, army and others to have committed serious crimes and manipulated the February 28 Presidential election without making them party to the petition.
Instead, the tribunal struck out all the paragraphs where the allegation of crime against the police, army and others were mentioned.
The court has also struck out an application filed by the 1st Respondent, INEC, seeking the court to nullify ground 4 and 5 of the PDP and Atiku’s Petition.
The court held that grounds 4 and 5 of the PDP and Atiku petition is not a pre election matter and is hereby accepted by the court based on the provisions of the electoral act 2010 as amended.
Ground 4 is seeking the court to disqualify President Muhammadu Buhari on grounds of non-qualification while ground 5 is that President Buhari submitted false information of a fundamental nature in aid of his qualification to INEC.