On Monday, May 8, the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal in Abuja commenced pre-hearing for the petitions that contest the results of the February 25th presidential election.
This event holds significant importance as it could potentially shape the outcome of the election dispute.
Stay tuned for Topnewstv.com.ng’s updates on the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal proceedings.
Why I am at the court, Atiku reveals Atiku takes to his Twitter handle to explain why he is present at the tribunal. The former VP and PDP presidential candidate said he is at the court to observe the proceedings.
“I am at the Court of Appeal, the venue of the 2023 Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT), to observe the proceedings of today’s hearing. -AA”
Atiku arrives court
The PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has arrived at the court ahead of the hearing.
Tinubu’s motion seeking dismissal of APM’s petition
Tinubu has also filed a motion seeking the dismissal of the petition by the All Peoples Movement (APM) challenging his election at the pre-hearing stage.
In its petition, APM contends that Tinubu is not qualified to contest the 2023 presidential election because he has not produced a validly nominated running mate.
APM also contends that Shettima was still the nominated senatorial candidate of the APC for Borno Central Senatorial District, Borno state, as of the date he was nominated as the vice presidential candidate on July 14, 2022.
APM and its presidential candidate, Chichi Ojei, also contended that the election was marred by widespread irregularities. The tribunal will hear Tinubu’s motion today too.
PDP, Atiku seek live broadcast of proceedings
Also today, the tribunal will hear the motion by Atiku seeking a live broadcast of the proceedings.
Counsel to Atiku, Chris Uche (SAN), said the application is “an order directing the court’s registry and parties on modalities for admission of media practitioners and equipment into the courtroom.”