Mr. Peter Obi, the candidate of the Labour Party, has requested a seven-week extension from the court to present 50 witnesses in support of his case at the election tribunal against the President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu. However, concerns have been raised by Lawyer and Public Policy Analyst, Liborous Oshoma, regarding the limited time available for Obi to substantiate his case against the President-elect.
Oshoma has emphasized the importance of Obi acting swiftly in presenting his evidence, as a failure to do so may result in the case being considered statute barred under the law. He further highlighted that the All Progressives Congress (APC) holds an advantage in this situation, as time is running out for the Labour Party. Oshoma believes that Peter Obi and Atiku's decision to pursue live coverage of the proceedings is unnecessary and potentially detrimental to their cause.
Source: TVC News
Quoting the exact statement released by Liborous Oshoma, he said, ''There would have been a deadly crisis in Nigeria if Tinubu had lost the election." "These matters are time-bound. If you allow sentiments to determine the course of action, you may find yourself in a difficult situation. If Peter Obi does not act quickly enough to present his case, his petition will be statute barred. The issues at hand are the same for both parties contesting the APC flag bearer. Time is of the essence, and the pursuit of live proceedings seems to have consumed some of their valuable time."
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