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Garba replaces Bulkachuwa at presidential election petition tribunal

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The presiding judge of the Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal, Justice M.L. Garba, has replaced the president of the Court of Appeal, Zainab Bulkachuwa, at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.

Mr Garba, who appeared on the five-man panel for the first time on Monday, takes charge of the tribunal, following the withdrawal of Mrs Bulkachuwa from the panel on May 22.

Bulkachuwa resigned from the panel may 22 following allegation of likelihood of bias levelled against her by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and its candidate in the February 23 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar.

The petitioners are challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari and his party, All Progressives Congress, APC, in the election.


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