Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the February 25 election, Peter Obi, has arrived at the venue of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja as the hearing begins today.
Also at the venue is Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State, who was the Director General Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Council in the last election.
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting at the Court of Appeal consist of a five-member panel of judges and is headed by Justice Haruna Tsammani.
Other panel members include Justice Stephen Adah, Justice Misitura Bolaji-Yusuf, Justice Boloukuoromo Moses Ugo and Justice Abbah Mohammed.
At the commencement of the pre-hearing on Monday, Channels Television observed that there was watertight security as police operatives cordoned off the road leading to the court.
Justice Tsammani-led’s panel announced that it would commence its pre-hearing session today with three petitions.
They are the petitions by Action Alliance (AA) marked: CA/PEPC/01/2023; Action Peoples Party (APP) marked: CA/PEPC/02/2023 and Peter Obi & Labour Party (LP) marked: CA/PEPC/03/2023.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced Bola Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) the winner of the February 25 presidential election, a situation that didn’t augur well with the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Labour Party.
Aggrieved with the result, the PDP candidate and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar as well as his LP counterpart, Peter Obi are challenging the outcome of the election in court.
•LP Presidential Candidate Peter Obi being received by his lawyers at the Tribunal