2019 general elections: Appeal Court has received 736 election petitions


The Court of Appeal in Abuja has revealed that 736 election petitions have been filed to challenge the outcome of the 2019 general elections at the Federal and State levels.

The appellate court is the coordinating secretariat for all election petition affairs, including the selection of judges participating in the election tribunals across the country.

The data, which was made available by the office of the Chief Registrar, Election Petitions Tribunal, Court of Appeal, Mrs Rabi Abdulazeez, indicate that four petitions were filed to challenge the All Progressives Congress and President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory at the February 23, 2019 poll.

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The figures also showed that the senatorial elections held in 109 senatorial districts attracted 207 elections petitions.

On the other hand, the House of Representatives elections conducted in 360 federal constituencies had attracted 101 petitions.

As of April 4, 2019, the data released by the Information Officer of the Court of Appeal, Saadatu Musa Kachalla, read,

“House of Representatives elections — 101

“Senatorial elections — 207

“Governorship elections — 101;

“State House of Assembly election — 381;

“Presidential election — 4”

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