Tension, Fear Grip APC as Court Orders Atiku, Obi to Serve Petitions on Tinubu
- Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi of the PDP and LP have been permitted to serve petitions on Bola Tinubu through the APC
- Also included to be served petitions are Kashim Shettima, the vice-president-elect and Kabir Masari, who was earlier nominated as VP before the election
- The presidential election petition court also granted similar permission to the APM, another party that is challenging Tinubu's victory in court
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FCT, Abuja - Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Labour Party (LP) have been granted permission to serve their petitions to Bola Tinubu, Kashim Shettima and Kabir Masari through the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The permission was granted alongside that of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) by the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC), The Nation reported.
Why did the court grant Atiku Obi permission to serve a petition on Tinubu
The move created tension in the ruling APC as the petitioners argued before the tribunal that Tinubu, the president-elect, was avoiding their petitions.
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According to the duo, several attempts to serve Tinubu the petitions were abortive.
They argued that the president-elect has been making himself elusive to frustrate their efforts in handing over copies of the petition to him as stipulated by the law.
The Justice Haruna Tsammani-led 3-member panel granted the ex-parte motion filed by Obi and Labour Party, Atiku and PDP, and APM in three different rulings on Friday, March 24.
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In their petition, Eyitayo Jegede, counsel to Atiku and PDP, sought leave to serve Tinubu with the petition and other accompanying processes through the APC.
On their part, Ikechukwu Ezechukwu (SAN), counsel to Obi and the Labour Party, sought leave to serve Tinubu and Shettima through the APC.
Also, seeking leave to serve Tinubu, Shettima and Masari through the APC, Odetola Atoyebi (SAN) argued his motion.
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