Hearing on Obi and Labour Party’s petition stalled as key staffs fall ill, adjourned to June 1 

Written by on June 1, 2023

The hearing of Peter Obi and Labour Party’s petition was stalled on Wednesday as their counsel, Awa Kalu informed the presidential election petition court that two of their key staff at the secretariat took ill, and as such the presentation of documents which were intended by the petitioners could not be achieved.
He said:

My lords, our plan was to continue our case, but we had an unexpected development at the secretariat.

The unexpected development has to do with the Illness of two of our key staff members for which reason I am constrained to pray for an adjournment until tomorrow.

The senior lawyer therefore prayed the court for an adjournment. The counsel for the respondents did not oppose the move for an adjournment.
The five-man panel of Justices led by Justice Haruna Tsammani subsequently adjourned hearing of their petition to June 1.
Obi and Labour Party who had 3 weeks to prove their case, now have 19 days to call 49 more witnesses, while the Atiku and the PDP are yet to call any witnesses, but have tendered all exhibits before the court

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