ATIKU, OBI’S Petitions Against TINUBU Has Met A Reserved Judgement By Tribunal.


Reports by Premium Times The Presidential Election Petitions Court (PREPEC) reserved judgement in two seperate petitions filed by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar and that of Labour Party(LP), Peter Obi challenged the declaration of Senator Bola Tinubu as President.

The five-member panel led by Justice Haruna Tsammani, said the date for judgement in the two petitions would be communicated to parties shortly after all parties adopt their written addresses for and against the petitions.
However the respondents who adopted their final addresses first urged the court to dismiss the two petitions for lacking in merit, adding that the petitioners failed to prove allegations contained last month, the tribunal had also reserved ruling in the petition by the Allied People’s Movement (APM) seeking the disqualification of Tinubu from the February 25th presidential election on account of alleged unlawful nomination of the vice presidential candidate, Senator Kashim Shettima.
During the proceedings, Atiku was accompanied by PDP’s acting national chairman Umar Damagun, his retinue of aids and others, whereas Peter Obi was accompanied by Nigeria’s famous writer Chimamanda Adichie in their seperate petitions.

Both Atiku and Obi disagreed with the submissions of the respondents in their seperate final addresses. Atiku through his lawyer urged the panel to keep to its promise to deliver substantial justice and not technical justice in their petition, adding that they had fully established allegations raised in their petitions through the testimonies of witnesses called as well as plethora of documents tendered.
Obi through his lead counsel observed that the respondents only laboured in vain by trying to degrade the importance of IREV when the Supreme Court had already settled the fact that IREV was part of the electoral process.

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