CHIGOZIE IKPO, Abuja
The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Occasion, Mr. Peter Obi arrived the Presidential Election Petition Court docket (PEPC) on Friday, for continuation of the pre-hearing means of the petition filed by the LP difficult the victory of the President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu on the February 25 elections.
Obi arrived the courtroom by 8:55am within the firm of the Nationwide Chairman of the celebration and sat within the Visitor seat, with Barr. Julius Abure, LP Presidential Marketing campaign Council Chairman (PCC) Mr. Akin Osuntokun and others
Additionally current in Court docket is factional Chairman of the celebration, Lamidi Apapa who seems for the second time on this week, for the listening to of the petition by the LP.
The Petition marked: CA/PEPC/04/2023 has the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC), Tinubu, Kashim Shettima and the APC listed as 1st to 4th respondents respectively. The PEPC adjourned until right now to allow counsels to fulfill and resolve points regarding paperwork.
Livy Uzoukwu (SAN) representing the LP informed the courtroom that INEC had been but to present them 70percentof paperwork they requested for, particularly on Rivers and Sokoto states.
The respondents refuted the claims and informed the courtroom that the LP group walked out of their proposed assembly on Monday, a declare the LP group denied.
They informed the courtroom they had been informed to pay 1.5m naira to entry supplies from Sokoto state however expressed willingness to pay, so long as it’s the official process.
The Justice Haruna Tsammani-led panel adjourned listening to to allow them resolve the problems.
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