On Wednesday, the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja granted permission to Atiku and the Peoples Democratic Party, to serve their petition challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 23 presidential elections.
While delivering the rulling in a “pre-hearing session” of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, Justice Abdu Aboki, who led the panel said the petitioners’ application was grants in the interest of justice.
The petition may be served through any senior official or an officer of the APC at the party’s secretariat in Abuja.
Lead counsel to the petitioner, Chief Chris Uche (SAN), had earlier moved the application.
It will be recalled that the petitioners had on March 18, 2019, filed a case, challenging INEC’s declaration of Buhari as the winner of the presidential elections.