Presidential Tribunal: Photos Emerge As Peter Obi Arrives Court

Presidential Tribunal: Photos Emerge As Peter Obi Arrives Court

  • The courtroom of the presidential election petition tribunal was filled to the brim when the Labour Party presidential candidate Peter Obi arrived
  • Obi was seen walking into the courtroom as he approached the legal counsel of the opposition for a chitchat
  • He was seen donning his trademark all-black attire and exchanging pleasantries with senior lawyers in the courtroom

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FCT, Abuja - The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi has arrived at the courtroom for the presidential election petition tribunal in Abuja.

Obi will go head-to-head with his counterpart Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who has also filed a petition against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the president-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Peter Obi
Peter Obi's petition is seeking the cancellation of Bola Ahmed Tinub's election. Photo: Segun Adeyemi
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As observed by Legit.ng's correspondent present at the tribunal, it was confirmed that the courtroom was filled to capacity with legal luminaries and observers.

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Sources have confirmed that the opening day of the tribunal will entertain the presentation of witnesses and admitting of documents.

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Similarly, a timetable scheduling the time and days for proceedings would also be drafted as part of the pre-trial activities for the day.

The source also revealed that today's proceedings will be more like a pre-hearing, with the main hearing still subject to the conclusion of the timetable that would be drafted by the court indicating the days and times of the tribunal sessions at the Federal Court of Appeal.

Petitions before the tribunal from the appellants have called for a fresh election and another seeking the nullification president-elect's election.

These petitions were filed by the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

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Prominent Political Party Withdraws Petition Against Tinubu As Tribunal Begins Hearing

In another development, the suit challenging Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu's victory at the 2023 presidential polls has been reduced to only four.

At the opening of the presidential election petition tribunal on Monday, May 8, the Action Alliance withdraw its petition against the president-elect, Tinubu.

Tinubu is still facing petitions seeking the nullification of his election, while another is calling for a fresh election.

Source: Legit.ng

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Segun Adeyemi (Current Affairs and Politics Editor) Segun Adeyemi is a journalist with over 9 years of experience as an active field reporter, editor, and editorial manager. He has had stints with Daily Trust newspaper, Daily Nigerian, and News Digest. He currently works as an editor for Legit.ng's current affairs and politics desk. He holds a degree in Mass Communication (Adekunle Ajasin University). He is a certified digital reporter by Reuters, AFP and the co-convener of the annual campus journalism awards. Email: segun.adeyemi@corp.legit.ng.

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