- The presidential election petition tribunal has adjourned the motion filed by Atiku Abubakar of the PDP against President-elect Bola Tinubu of the APC
- Among the motions adjourned was the motion filed by Atiku asking for the hearing to be broadcast live
- Atiku was in court to challenge the outcome of the February 25 presidential election that produced Tinubu as the President-elect
FCT, Abuja - The presidential election petition tribunal has adjourned the hearing for the motion of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Atiku Abubakar, which sought a live broadcast of the proceedings in the presidential election petition case, to Thursday, May 18.
Atiku's motion is part of the many motions the court will hear on the new date, AIT reported.
Why the court adjourned hearing Atiku's petition against Tinubu
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The former vice president appeared in court for the first time since the beginning of the case on Monday, May 8, and his presence was noted down by the court when his case was called.
Chris Uche, counsel to Atiku; Wole Olanipekun, lawyer to Tinubu; Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)’s counsel, Abubakar Mahmood and the APC's Charles Edosomwan, told the court that they have agreed to meet to review the motions and documents they intended to file. They then asked for a one-week adjournment.
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The counsels also confirmed that they had filed issues to be determined in the petition as the court had directed, except for the INEC's lawyer, who maintained that he would do that today, Thursday, May 11.
Justice Haruna Tsamani, the presiding judge of the case, called on the parties to maintain a cooperative spirit and then fixed Thursday, May 18, for the motion hearing.
President Election Petition Tribunal: Atiku presents in court
Legit.ng earlier reported that Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the PDP in the 2023 presidential election, has made himself available for the hearing of the petitions before the presidential election tribunal court.
The court would be hearing the petition filed by Atiku asking for the court's proceedings to be broadcast live.
Atiku will be the second presidential candidate after Peter Obi of the Labour Party, that appeared in court since the proceedings began on Monday.