Petition Tribunal Dismisses First Petition Towards Tinubu

Petition Tribunal Dismisses First Petition Towards Tinubu

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja dismissed one of many petitions filed by the Motion Alliance (AA) difficult the victory of Bola Ahmed Tinubu within the February 25 Presidential ballot.

Recall that the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) declared Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) with 8,794,726 votes winner of the presidential election.

Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Celebration (PDP) got here second with 6,984,520 votes and Peter Obi of the Labour Celebration (LP) was third with 6,101,533 votes.

Justice Haruna Tsammani who led a five-member panel of the courtroom dismissed the case after the petitioner’s lawyer introduced its withdrawal.

The dismissed case was the primary among the many 5 petitions acquired by the courtroom to be referred to as for listening to.

In response to Tsammani there may be want for cooperation within the courtroom and he requested for cooperation of all of the counsels because the case is time certain. He requested the petitioners to be cautious of bringing pointless purposes that can waste the time of the courtroom.

The counsels of their separate responses assured the courtroom of their full cooperation and assist.

The counsels are Wole Olanikpekun, counsel to the President-Elect, Chris Uche, counsel to Atiku Abubakar, and Livy Uzoukwu, Peter Obi’s lawyer.

Tsammani in his assertion concluded that everybody will likely be happy with the decision on the finish of the tribunal listening to.

What you must know concerning the petitions

Atiku Abubakar, Peter Obi, and different candidates proceeded to the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal to dismiss Tinubu’s victory. This was on account of the unsatisfactory declaration by the INEC after the February ballot.

The INEC was stated to have declared Bola Tinubu the president-elect whereas there have been a number of circumstances of violence, snatching of poll packing containers, amongst others through the presidential election.

Every of the presidential candidates had insisted that they’re the winner of the election.

In the meantime, the presiding Justice on the Presidential election petition, Tsammani, has warned legal professionals towards making sensational feedback even because the tribunal has adjourned its sitting to Wednesday, Could 10.

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