The burden of proof is on the party who alleges. However, the burden shifted to the Respondent the moment the Petitioner showed that the 2nd Respondent did not meet the requirement of qualification as required in form CF001, to attach all evidence of educational qualifications.
The battle for the soul of the Presidency of Nigeria between the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is not likely to end so soon in order to help calm the turbulent waters of the dangerously polarised country.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has completely rejected the judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal describing it as provocative, barefaced subversion of justice and direct assault on the integrity of our nation’s justice system.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on Nigerians to ignore the news in circulation claiming that the country’s Supreme Court has struck out the election petition of its presidential candidate, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and his running mate, former Governor Peter Obi.
“However, intelligence available to the PDP largely posits that the threats against Atiku Abubakar emanated from certain persons around the Buhari Presidency who are jittery that President Muhammadu Buhari’s defence is collapsing at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, for which they have become desperate to use underhand methods to stop Atiku Abubakar,” the party stated.