Atiku’s petition against Tinubu’s victory shifted to May 18

Further pre-hearing session in the petition of former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar against the election of Bola Ahmed Tinubu has been shifted to May 18, 2023.

Just like that of Peter Obi and the Labour Party, Atiku’s petition was adjourned at the instance of lawyers in the matter to enable them to put their house in order on various issues relating to the petition.

His lead counsel, Chief Chris Uche SAN, informed the court that all the lawyers jointly agreed to next Thursday’s return date to allow their teams to sort out documents to be tendered during the hearing of the petition.

Following no objection from Chief Wole Olanipekun SAN, who stood for Tinubu, Charles Edosomwen SAN, who represented the All Progressives Congress, APC, and Abubakar Mahmoud, who stood for the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Justice Haruna Simon Tsammani shifted the matter to May 18.

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar stormed the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal to witness proceedings in his petition challenging Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the All Progressives Congress, APC, as winners of the election.

The former Vice President arrived the court at about 8:30 am to witness submissions in his motion on notice seeking live coverage of the court by the media. Atiku was accompanied to the court by the leaders of the PDP, followers, sympathisers and business associates.



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