presidential election tribunal hearing begins in abuja
Written by Tunde Adeyemi on May 8, 2023
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja has commenced pre-hearing into the case of some aggrieved parties challenging the outcome of the February 25 presidential election.
This followed the Independent National Electoral Commission’s declaration of the All-Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Bola Tinubu as the winner of the poll.
His rivals, Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) rejected the result and are challenging the outcome in court.
Heading a five-man panel of justices, the Chief Registrar of the Court of Appeal, Justice Haruna Tsammani assured all parties involved that justice will be served.
Meanwhile, the Action Alliance has withdrawn its petition against the President-Elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
No reason was however given for the withdrawal.