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Tribunal asks Peter Obi, Tinubu and INEC to settle documentary evidence



Tribunal asks Peter Obi, Tinubu and INEC to settle documentary evidence

The Petition Tribunal for Presidential Election has ordered the
presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, President-elect, Bola
Ahmed Tinubu and INEC to put
their houses in order on documentary evidence to be used for and against the
disputed election. CONTINUE READING…

The tribunal specifically ordered them to reconcile all the
documents and agree on the ones that would be objected to and others that would
not be challenged.

Justice Haruna Simon Tsammani issued the order on Monday in
Abuja following the presentation of heaps of documents brought to the tribunal
by the parties.

Justice Tsammani, who is heading the tribunal, ordered the
parties to be back in court with their report on May 10. CONTINUE READING…

Tinubu is being represented by a legal luminary, Chief Wole
Olanipekun, SAN, while another legal giant, Prince Lateef Fagbemi is standing
for the All Progressives Congress, APC, to defend the election.

Obi, who is challenging Tinubu’s declaration on various
grounds comprising alleged indictment for hard drug related matters and
forfeiture of $460,000 to the United States of America (USA), was represented
by Dr Livy Uzuoku, SAN.

At Monday’s proceedings, Uzuoku informed the court that
necessary answers have been provided in the processes filed and exchanged with

the respondents.

Olanipekun, who led about 36 Senior Advocates to defend
Tinubu confirmed that his legal team has responded adequately to all issues
raised against the declaration of Tinubu as winner of the February 25, 2023,
presidential poll. CONTINUE READING…

On his own part, Fagbemi informed the court that everything
needed to be done on behalf of the All Progressives Congress APC to justify its
victory at the poll had been done and ready for full blown arguments in the

After taking arguments from the parties in the matter,
Justice Tsammani fixed May 10 as return date for the parties.

Meanwhile, the Tribunal has fixed May 9 for continuation of
pre-hearing session in the petition of Alhaji Abubakar Atiku and his party,
Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, challenging the declaration of Tinubu as
Nigeria’s President-elect. CONTINUE READING…

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