Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Digital Communications, Tolu Ogunlesi has trolled former Vice President and Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the February 23 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar over his petition before the Presidential Elections Petitions Tribunal (PEPT).
The Presidential Elections Petitions Tribunal is scheduled to deliver judgment on the presidential election on Wednesday, 11th.
Trolling the PDP presidential candidate and his party, Tolu Ogunlesi tweeting via his twitter account Tuesday afternoon said;
”A few random thoughts on the PDP presidential election petition:
May God deliver us from delusion, Atiku is indeed deluded with his spurious claims that the tradamoni scheme is vote buying. He foolishly believes that government doing its work is vote buying. Anyway, anyhow the koko is that #AtikuIsNotComing because #AtikuHasNoCase pic.twitter.com/nMTSMB8VPG
— The Godfather (@Ayourb) September 10, 2019
”All of the planks on which they’ve based their petition have turned out to be k-legged. All.
”Start with the server claims. Easily the biggest joke of 2019. 110% fabricated claims. Star witnesses had zero proof when questioned. ‘Expert’ witnesses (incl one from Kenya) were similarly clueless. Best they had was a 3rd party ANON site. Sad joke.
He continues thus, ”Another big k-leg – they were able to summon only about 60 witnesses – you can’t prove a governorship case with 60 witnesses, not to talk of presidential (Google to see what Governorship petition witness numbers look like).
”Another k-leg: a document dump. They dumped thousands of documents on Court, without linking these documents to actual claims in the petition. (You can’t do this linking without witnesses) Here’s what Court had to say about a recent case of dumping by another party, in 2019 PEPT cycle
”Another plank of the petition – trying to cast doubt on the President’s school leaving certificate. Dead on arrival, with the verifications from WAEC and Cambridge.
This is Prof Mahmoud Yakub giving clarify to the issue of result transmission and server before elections were conducted.
— Ahmed ibn Mustapha (@MrAfobaje) September 10, 2019
”This is from a recent judgement of the Court of Appeal: “The burden of proving an election petition rests squarely on the petitioner who must succeed on the strength of his case as the burden of proof lies on the person who would fail if no evidence at all was given…”
Concluding he says the party and its presidential candidate have put together one of the most hare-brained petitions:
”In a nutshell: ‘He who alleges must prove.’ Unfortunately, our friends have put together one of the most hare-brained (I’m not even being uncharitable) petitions in the history of PEPTs in Nigeria.”
Lets have your thoughts below.