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Presidential Election Tribunal Adjourns Sitting

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The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja has adjourned the matters brought before it challenging the outcome of the 2023 Presidential Election to Tuesday, May 9.

It also adjourned for the continuation of pre-hearing proceedings till Wednesday, May 10  for the petition of the Labour Party and Peter Obi and that of the Action Peoples Party (APP).

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

The presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Labour Party (LP), Action Peoples Party (APP), and Allied Peoples Movement (APM), are challenging the declaration of Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the 25 February 2023 election.

According to the Independent National Electoral Commission, Bola Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives Congress polled 8,794,726 votes to win the election. While Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party came second with  6,984,520 votes, Peter Obi of the Labour Party was third with 6,101,533 votes.

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

At the start of the hearing on Monday, 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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