BREAKING: Labour Party, Peter Obi's Case Against Tinubu Stalls at Tribunal, Details Emerge

BREAKING: Labour Party, Peter Obi's Case Against Tinubu Stalls at Tribunal, Details Emerge

  • The presidential election petition court has adjourned the hearing of the petition by the Labour Party and its candidate, Peter Obi, against the president, Bola Tinubu
  • The decision of the court followed the illness of two key staff members of Obi's legal team
  • Counsel for the petitioners, Awa Kalu (SAN), persuaded the court to adjourn further proceedings

FCT, Abuja - The Labour Party (LP) and its presidential candidate, Peter Obi, failed to continue their case on Wednesday, May 31, before the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) in Abuja.

The court had fixed further hearings in their petition for 9 am, for them to continue presenting their case by calling more witnesses and tendering documents, for which it allocated four hours to them, The Nation reported.

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Obi's case against Tinubu was adjourned on Wednesday, May 31. Photo credit: Mr. Peter Obi
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At the mention of the case on Wednesday, a lawyer to the petitioners, Professor Awa Kalu (SAN), told the court that they had planned to start with tendering of documents, but were constrained by some challenges at their secretariat.

Why court adjourned Obi’s petition

Kalu said two key staff in the petitioners’ secretariat took ill, which has made it impossible for them to proceed with the business of the day, according to Vanguard.

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Prof. Kalu said the indisposition of the duo, who were described as part of the engine room of his legal secretariat, affected his plan to tender vital documents before the court to prove his allegation that the presidential election was rigged in favour of President Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He sought an adjournment till Thursday, June 1.

In a brief ruling, Justice Haruna Tsammani acceded to the application and adjourned the petition till Thursday, June 1.

Prominent supporter of Peter Obi congratulates President Bola Tinubu

In a related development, reported that Dr Ope Banwo, a prominent supporter of Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, congratulated President Bola Tinubu, on his successful swearing-in ceremony as the 16th Nigerian president.

Banwo said despite his reservation with the whole electoral process that produced President Tinubu, he decided to choose peace over war.

However, Obi's supporters, Obidients, reacted to Banwo's congratulatory message to Tinubu, describing him as a hypocrite.


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