Tribunal Gives Obi, Atiku Final Date To Prove Case Else…

To ensure a speedy hearing and judgment of the Presidential Electoral Petition, the Tribunal has given an ultimatum for the hearing and ruling on the petitions filed by the Labour Party’s Presidential candidate for the February 25th, 2023 Election, Mr. Peter Obi as well as the People’s Democratic Party’s flag bearer, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

This was stated during a proceeding at the Court of Appeal in Abuja on Tuesday.

The Presidential Election Petition Court has given three weeks to the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku; and his Labour Party counterpart, Peter Obi, to prove their cases regarding the outcome of the 2023 presidential election.

The court said there would be no oral examination of witnesses and that the adoption of witness statements will be required.

Meanwhile, for star (or expert) witnesses, 30 minutes shall be used for evidence in chief, while 20 minutes will be for cross-examination, and five minutes for re-examine nation.

Consequently, Peter Obi’s hearing is to commence on May 30 and end June 23.

For the PDP’s pa, Atikua was also given three weeks to prove his case, with hearing commencing on May 30 and ending on June 20.

The Allied Peoples’ Movement (APM) was given one day to prove its case as it had only one witness to call.

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