President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, has recused herself from the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja.
The opposition People’s Democratic party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, asked Justice Bulkachuwa to recuse herself from the tribunal on the grounds that she is married to a senator-elect of the All Progressives Congress.
Livy Ozuokwu, counsel to Abubakar, asked the Chairman of the tribunal to recuse herself on the grounds that she will be biased in the case.
After a prolonged sitting, the panel ruled against the application of the PDP for Justice Bulkachuwa’s recusal. Despite the ruling Justice Bulkachuwa proceeded to recuse herself.
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