February 22, 2024

Presidential Election Tribunal: Court To Hear PDP, APM’s Petition On Tuesday

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By Simeon OSAJIE

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja, has adjourned its sitting to tomorrow Tuesday 9th May, 2024 for the continuation of pre-hearing proceedings with Wednesday for the petition of the Labour Party (LP) and Mr. Peter Obi and that of the Action Peoples Party (APP).

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Tuesday’s proceedings will have the petitions of Atiku Abubakar and Allied People’s Movement (APM) in its schedule.

Recall the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), had announced Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as winner of the presidential election after he polled 8,794,726 votes, while Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) came second with  6,984,520 votes. Mr. Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) came third with 6,101,533 votes.

Having rejected the outcome of the polls, Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi approached the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal to annul Tinubu’s victory.

At today’s hearing, the tribunal headed by Justice Haruna Tsammani assured all parties involved that justice will be served.

In attendance at Monday’s pre-hearing are lawyers to the petitioners, journalist, Governor Simon Lalong of the APC and Mr Obi of the LP.

Other panel members include Justice Stephen Adah, Justice Misitura Bolaji-Yusuf, Justice Boloukuoromo Moses Ugo and Justice Abbah Mohammed.

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