Presidential poll: Obi, Atiku, APM know fate Wednesday

..As Presidential Election Petition Court to delivers judgment

Presidential candidates of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Abubakar Atiku, in the February 25, poll, that of Labour Party, Mr. Peter Obi and that of Allied Peoples Movement, APM, will know their fate on Wednesday.

This is as the Presidential Election Petition Court will on Wednesday give judgment in the three petitions challenging the outcome of the 2023 presidential election.

Peter Obi

Chief Registrar of the Court of Appeal, Mr. Umar Bangari in a statement on Monday, said everything has been put in place to ensure that the judgment in the three petitions pending before the court were delivered hitch free.

Bangari said that adequate security had been put in place and that only the invited members of political parties and the general public would be allowed into the court room.

This, he said, was to avoid congestion and security breaches.

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He also said that media houses that wished to televise the judgment libe would be allowed to do so but at no cost to the court.

Abubakar on June 23, closed his case after calling 27 out of the 100 witnesses and tendered electoral documents.

Obi called 13 witnesses.

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar

The legal team of President Bola Tinubu, Vice President Kashim Shettima also closed defence in the petition filed by Obi after calling one witness.

The legal team of Tinubu had proposed to call 39 witnesses, but closed its defence after its witness in chief, the Senate Majority Leader, Michael Bamidele testified.

While adopting their final written address, Atiku and the PDP, through their team of lawyers, led by Chief Chris Uche, SAN, urged the court to declare that President Tinubu was not qualified to contest the presidential poll that held on February 25.

President Bola Tinubu

On his part, while adopting his  final brief of argument, Obi and the LP, through their lawyer, Mr. Livy Uzoukwu, SAN, argued that there was no glitch during the election but an intentional act to sabotage the outcome of the poll.

Meanwhile, in the two case, INEC, President Tinubu, Shettima and the All Progressives Congress, APC- through their respective lawyers, prayed the court to dismiss the petitions as grossly lacking in merit.

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