SWITZERLAND, SEPTEMBER- President Muhammadu Buhari has presided over the Federal Executive Council(FEC) meeting at the Government House, Aso Rock Abuja at the same time the Presidential tribunal is delivering judgement on the petition against his election by Atiku Abubakar and the opposition PDP.
However, Today’s Echo wonders how effective the resolutions of such meeting will be with more than half of the president’s cabinet attending the Tribunal judgement
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had on February 27, declared Buhari and his party, the APC, as the winner of the presidential election, having polled a total of 15,191,847 votes to defeat his closest rival, Atiku, who it said polled a total of 11,262,978 votes.
Not satisfied with the result, Atiku and his party, the PDP had in a joint petition approached the Tribunal through their team of lawyers led by Dr. Livy Uzoukwu (SAN) to challenge the election on the ground that the result released by INEC was not the true position of the election.
It was the contention of the petitioners that they won the election, based on the results transmitted electronically to INEC’s server.
They also contended that Buhari did not possess the relevant academic qualification to contest the election. Joined as 1st to 3rd Respondents are: INEC, Buhari and the APC.
According to the APC, this is the maiden edition of the FEC meeting after the appointment of the new ministers.