In accordance with a three-week deadline set by the Presidential Election appeal Tribunal, Peter Obi and the Labour Party must submit their joint appeal contesting Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s election victory in 2023.
The Tribunal further ruled that Tinubu, the president-elect, must within five days defend his victory with the Independent National Electoral Commission.
On Tuesday, Justice Haruna Simon Tsammani, the Tribunal’s chairman, gave the directive while delivering the tribunal’s pre-hearing session report.
Justice Tsammani mandated, among other things, that Obi’s petition be heard beginning on May 30 and concluding on June 23.
Recall that Obi had asked for seven weeks to prove his claims against Tinubu’s victory through his legal representative, Professor Awa Kalu, SAN.
The Tribunal said that it arrived at the decision because of the limited time within which the petition must be disposed of.
Meanwhile, the Tribunal has ordered the consolidation of the petitions so as to ensure an expeditious hearing.
However, the Tribunal rejected the objection of Tinubu and the All Progressives Congress to the consolidation.
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