Appeal Court President Justice Zainadine Bulkachuwa has recused herself from Presidential Election Tribunal on Thursday, NAN reports.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has insisted that she step down in their petition against the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Recall that the Access to Justice had also in a statement on by its Convener, Joseph Otteh, stated that Bulkachuwa is been married to a Senator-elect of the ruling All Progressives Congress (PDP), Mohammed Bulkachuwa.
Otteh’s statement read: “Of late, there have been strong speculations that the Buhari government is heavily invested in efforts to achieve the best possible outcomes from electoral courts in any election litigation involving the ruling party through any means possible.
“Many believe this is the reason the government worked hand in glove with the Code of Conduct Tribunal and removed Justice Walter Onnoghen from office as Chief Justice of Nigeria applying bizarre legal procedures. The dust has not settled from that incident.
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