Tribunal Resumes Hearing As Atiku Challenges Tinubu’s Presidency



The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal (PEPT) has reconvened in Abuja to continue the hearing on the lawsuit brought forth by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

News About Nigeria reports that this legal battle seeks to challenge the victory of President Bola Tinubu and the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the presidential election held on February 25.

Since Tuesday, May 30, the tribunal has been diligently examining the petitions submitted by various parties involved in the case.

In addition to the PDP and Atiku Abubakar, the Labour Party, represented by Peter Obi, and the Allied Peoples’ Movement (APM) have also lodged their complaints.

It is important to note that the respondents in this case include the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), President Bola Tinubu, Vice-President Kashim Shettima, and the APC.

During the resumption of the hearing in Abuja, the courtroom witnessed the physical presence of the first and third respondents, namely INEC and the APC.

The APC was represented by its Director of Legal Services, while National Commissioner May Agbamuche appeared on behalf of INEC.

The lawyers representing both parties also made their presence known, setting the stage for further proceedings in this ongoing legal battle.

The PEPT’s reconvening signifies a crucial phase in the electoral dispute, as the PDP and its candidate seek to challenge the validity of the election results.

The aim is to provide evidence and arguments that would contest the victory claimed by President Bola Tinubu and the APC.

By filing their respective petitions, the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, the Labour Party, and the APM have exercised their right to seek legal redress in order to ensure the transparency and fairness of the electoral process.

The presence of INEC and the APC in the courtroom demonstrates their commitment to defending their positions and presenting their side of the story.

It is within this legal framework that the parties involved will present their arguments, evidence, and witnesses to support their claims.

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