The Presidential Election Tribunal will give judgment today in the legal challenge filed by former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party against President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election.
Who will the judges favour? Buhari or Atiku?
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The lead justice says “What happened in this petition is not what or who signed what. The question is if Livy Uzoukwu (counsel to the petitioners) is at the bar.”
The second ruling is on another motion filed by INEC on April 25.
The application by INEC seeks among others, the striking out of The petitioners’ list of documents relied on by the petition, Petitioners’ list of witnesses
The tribunal unanimously dismisses INEC’s motion
The first ruling coming up is on a motion filed by INEC.
The actual judgement to be preceded by rulings on some applications heard earlier in the course of the hearing of the petition.
APC’s lawyer, Fagbemi, tenders Olanipekun’s apology for his absence.
Prof. Taiwo Osipitan (SAN) announces appearance for Buhari’s legal team. He takes the place of Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), who is absent at the proceedings.
Adams Oshiomhole represents APC as Livy Ozoukwu (SAN) leads petitioners’ legal team.
The five Justices of the PEPC panel now seated and the reading of judgement about to begin
10 hours agoFestus Keyamo , Abba Kyari in court The Nation Newspaper
Fashola storms court
Minister of works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has also walked in
Chris Ngige arrives court
Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige just walked in.
PHOTOS: APC big wigs in court awaiting judgement in Atiku/PDP petition
Presidential election dispute: Buhari’s COS, Kyari, others storm court
The Chief of Staff (COS) to President Muhammad Buhari, Abba Kyari, is the latest of dignitaries to arrive at the venue of the much expected judgment in the petition by Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
PDP and Atiku are challenging the outcome of the last presidential election, won by Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Dressed in white agbada and a red cap, Kyari strolled into the packed court room at the Abuja division of the Court of Appeal, around 8. 15 am, accompanied by some other government officials.
Those who arrived before him are Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs, Festus Keyamo, Director General, Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu.
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, immediate past Governor of Bauchi, Mohammed Abubaka arrive in court.
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