Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Jonathan floors Buhari’s CPC as tribunal throws out petition

Sun News
2 November 2011

…We’ll meet at Supreme Court – CPC

The Presidential Election Tribunal sitting in Abuja yesterday validated the election of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan as president, throwing out the petition of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) seeking the nullification of his victory.
But CPC insists the president and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) should not celebrate yet. It’s National Chairman Prince Tony Momoh has served verbal notice of appeal, saying the party would approach the Supreme Court to seek to upturn the verdict. The opposition party is citing a possible manipulation of the judiciary as one of the reasons, for its loss at the
Appeal Court

The Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) yesterday lost its legal battle to invalidate the April 16, 2011 presidential election that produced President Goodluck Jonathan and Vice President Namadi Sambo of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as the Court of Appeal sitting. The Presidential Election Tribunal threw out its petition as lacking in merit and substance.

But in a swift reaction, the CPC condemned the judgment and vowed to challenge it at the Supreme Court.

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