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Election Tribunal adjourns hearing of Obi's petitions against Tinubu to 10th May

Tinubu loses his local government to Peter Obi; Labour: 30,004; APC: 21,276

The petition filed by the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, at the President Election Petitions Tribunal, has been postponed until Wednesday, May 10th.

On Monday (Today), Kenneth Okonkwo, the spokesperson for the presidential campaign council of the party, announced this information on his Twitter page, said "After brief pre-hearing trial, the case was adjourned to Wednesday, 10th May 2023, at at 2pm prompt. With me here is Alex Ejesieme SAN".

According to a previous report by VANGUARD, the Tribunal has postponed the hearing of the petitions filed by Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, and the Allied Peoples Movement.

The Independent National Electoral Commission announced that Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, emerged victorious in the presidential election held on February 25th.

Nevertheless, there were petitions filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Labour Party (LP), Action Alliance (AA), Allied Peoples Movement (APM), and Action Peoples Party (APP) challenging Tinubu' s triumph.

On Monday, the presiding judge representing the tribunal panel, Justice Haruna Simon Tsammni, rescheduled the hearing of their petitions to Tuesday.

Earlier during the session of the Presidential Election Petition Court in Abuja, the Action Alliance (AA) withdrew its petition, which resulted in its dismissal. The withdrawal was made without any explanation, however, it was like a good beginning for APC and Bola Tinubu, in the battle to hold onto the mandate which had being alleged to have been a stolen mandate by oppositions.

Source: Twitter

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