Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, stormed the Presidential Election Petition Court in Abuja on Thursday to observe proceedings in the petition he filed to contest the outcome of the 2023 presidential election.
Atiku and his party are contesting Asiwaju Bola Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, as the presidential election winner.
He is requesting, among other things, that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, revoke Tinubu’s Certificate of Return.
Pre-hearing session of the petition was scheduled to continue before Justice Haruna Tsammani-led’s five-member panel.
Atiku, who had since filed an application for live coverage of day-to-day proceedings on his petition, arrived at the courtroom around 8:35am, accompanied by his friends and well wishes, among whom included the governorship candidate of the PDP for the forthcoming governorship in Kogi State, Senator Dino Melaye.