Presidential Election Petition: Adjournment of PDP and Atiku’s Challenge against Tinubu’s Victory

Presidential Election Petition: Adjournment of PDP and Atiku’s Challenge against Tinubu’s Victory

…By Dorcas Funmi for TDPel Media.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its 2023 presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, have had their lawsuit challenging President Bola Tinubu’s victory in the February 25 presidential election adjourned until Wednesday, May 31st.

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During the tribunal proceedings on Tuesday, copies of result sheets, printouts of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS), and records of the number of Permanent Voter Cards (PVC) collected for the last presidential election across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) were admitted as evidence.

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These documents were tendered by the petitioners’ lawyers, led by Eyitayo Jegede (SAN).

No witnesses were called by the petitioners in this hearing, although objections were raised by lawyers representing the respondents regarding some of the documents.

Following the arguments from all parties involved, the panel led by Justice Haruna Tsammani adjourned the sitting until 2 pm on Wednesday.

LP Candidate Peter Obi Presents First Witness

Peter Obi, the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate in the 2023 elections, presented his first witness in court on Tuesday in the ongoing lawsuit challenging President Bola Tinubu’s victory in the February 25 election.

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Lawrence Uchenna Nwakaeti, a lawyer from Ihiala, Anambra state, was presented as the first witness by Obi’s legal team during the resumed hearing of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) at the Court of Appeal in Abuja.

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Obi and the LP’s lawsuit revolves around Tinubu’s alleged non-qualification due to the double nomination of his vice, Kashim Shettima, and an alleged drug trafficking conviction in the United States.

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About the Author:

A seasoned and experienced writer who has been writing for many years, with over 25 years experience and special interest in journalistic writeups. Dorcas Funmi has thought many classes and trained many writers. Now retired, she focuses on writing news articles.

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