The Court of Appeal has granted Atiku Abubakar, Presidential Candidate of the PDP in the February presidential election permission to serve President Muhammadu Buhari his petition through substituted means.
Counsel to Abubakar and the PDP Mr Chris Uche, (SAN) while moving the ex parte motion on Wednesday, asked the appellate court to grant the application on the grounds personal service on the president had become practically impossible.
Uche predicated his application on seven grounds with a 17 paragraph affidavit as well as a further affidavit of five paragraphs.
The three-man panel led by Justice Abdul Aboki ruled that it was in the interest of justice to grant the ex parte application. “After carefully reading the affidavit and the grounds upon which the ex parte application is predicated, the court is convinced that it is in the interest of justice that the request of the two petitioners be granted. Read more>>>>>