Tribunal Adjourns Atiku’s Petition to Thursday

Tribunal Adjourns Atiku’s Petition to Thursday

The Presidential Election Petition Court docket has adjourned the continuation of the pre-hearing of the petition by the Peoples Democratic Celebration, (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, in opposition to the president-elect, Bola Tinubu of the All Progressive Congress to Thursday, Might 11, 2023.

The petition marked CA/PEPC/05/2023, revealed that PDP and Atiku are difficult the declaration of Tinubu because the President-elect by the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee, (INEC).

The Independent National Electoral Commission, Bola Tinubu, and the APC, are listed as 1st to third respondents within the petition respectively.

Chris Uche (SAN), counsel for the petitioners identified throughout Tuesday’s proceedings that they’ve filed and served a movement dated seventh Might requesting a dwell broadcast of the presidential tribunal continuing.

Uche additionally acknowledged that the applying was a movement of precedence which requires quick consideration given the nationwide significance of the problem at hand.

“We urge your Lordship to set it down for listening to and adoption as quickly because the court docket’s enterprise might permit,” the movement states.

A.B Mahmoud, responding counsel for INEC acknowledged the applying which he described as “innocuous” and requested time to reply “being served yesterday.”

Lateef Fagbemi counsel for the 2nd respondent stated they acquired the applying and are taking steps to answer the applying appropriately. 

Uche SAN, responding additional argued that he was simply listening to that the 2nd and third respondents have filed on the matter including that within the spirit of cooperation, they’re ready to just accept service within the open court docket.

Fagbemi nevertheless, reacting to his declare, objected to it. He says “The movement was filed by 9:30am and never within the open court docket. If he stated counsels ought to cooperate, we are going to comply with the time and we is not going to flout the foundations.”

Consequently, Justice Tsammani requested events to settle all points for objections and willpower, responding that the applying for a dwell broadcast of the continuing “can be thought of along with the opposite points.”

He thereafter adjourned the pre-hearing of the petition in opposition to Tinubu to Thursday.

Within the 66-page petition, Atiku and his occasion argued that as of March 1 when Tinubu was declared the winner of the election, the complete outcomes and accreditation knowledge from polling items had not been transmitted and uploaded by INEC.

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