Presidential Election Tribunal rejects live telecast, adjourns pre-hearing

Monday’s proceedings came to an end by 2.00 pm with the five-man panel rejecting the plea by HE Peter Obi’s counsel to stream all proceedings live on national televisions.


The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja, will continue tomorrow with Atiku Abubakar’s pre-hearing while Peter Obi’s petition will continue on Wednesday, May 10.


Meanwhile, the Action Alliance withdrew its petition before the Tribunal today.


According to the Independent National Electoral Commission, Bola Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives Congress polled 8,794,726 votes to win the election. While Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party came second with 6,984,520 votes, Peter Obi of the Labour Party was third with 6,101,533 votes.


Having rejected the outcome of the polls, Atiku and Obi approached the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal to annul Tinubu’s victory.


At Monday’s hearing, the tribunal headed by Justice Haruna Tsammani assured all parties involved that justice will be served.


In attendance at Monday’s pre-hearing are lawyers to the petitioners, journalist, Governor Simon Lalong of the APC and Mr Obi of the LP.


Other panel members include Justice Stephen Adah, Justice Misitura Bolaji-Yusuf, Justice Boloukuoromo Moses Ugo and Justice Abbah Mohammed.





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