The Presidential Election Tribunal has struck out one of the major pillars of the petition by Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party: the witness statement by Osita Chidoka, a former aviation minister.
Chidoka was Atiku National Collation Officer and testified as a star witness. .
The tribunal, in striking out the statement concurred with the request by President Muhamadu Buhari and ruled that the statement was incompetent, having been filed in violation of the provision of the Electoral Act.
The court also struck out some other documents and portions of some processes filed by the petitioners