Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate in the February 25 election, has arrived at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.
He stormed the Tribunal as the hearings began today.
Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress candidate and President-elect, defeated Obi and other party candidates in the election.
Five political parties and their candidates are challenging the outcome of the February 25 presidential election on the basis of noncompliance with electoral laws and the Independent National Electoral Commission’s guidelines.
AFRIQPulsetv reports that the Justices who will be presiding over the various petitions that will arise are: the Chief Registrar of the Court of Appeal, Haruna Tsammani; Justice Stephen Adah of the Court of Appeal Asaba division, Justice Misitura Bolaji-Yusuf, Court of Appeal also of Asaba Division; Justice Boloukuoromo Ugoh of Kano division and Justice Abba Mohammed of Ibadan Court of Appeal.
Shortly before the sitting of the five-man panel of justices headed by the presiding justice of the PEPC, Justice Haruna Tsammani gave the assurance that justice will be served.
Justice Tsammani said, “We are determined to look at the matter dispassionately and give justice to whoever deserves justice.”
He noted that the tribunal would consider the substance of each case over technicalities so that “whoever leaves here will be satisfied that justice has been done.”
He warned parties against unnecessary applications that could delay proceedings.
Present at the election pre-hearing trial is the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi pic.twitter.com/VYfJHP8iGx
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