PEPC: Peter Obi absent in court, Abure stands in

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PEPC: Peter Obi absent in court, Abure stands in
PEPC: Peter Obi absent in court, Abure stands in

The Labour Party’s Presidential Candidate, Peter Obi, was conspicuously absent from the tribunal hearing.

During the tribunal session at 9:34 am, Justice Haruna Tsammani, the Tribunal Chairman, requested the introduction of petitioners and respondents.

Julius Abure, the embattled chairman of the Labour Party, noted that he was representing Peter Obi, the petitioner.

PEPC Hearing: Key Details and Participants

The first respondent, Vice-President Kashim Shettima, and the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Abdullahi Ganduje, introduced themselves.

The tribunal’s judgment, scheduled for Wednesday, will be delivered by Justice Haruna Tsammani, with assistance from other panel members: Justices Stephen Adah, Monsurat Bolaji-Yusuf, Moses Ugo, and Abba Mohammed.

Three petitions, labeled CA/PEPC/03/2023, CA/PEPC/05/2023, and CA/PEPC/04/2023, were filed with the court by the Labour Party’s candidate, Peter Obi, the Peoples Democratic Party’s former Vice President and candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and the Allied Peoples Movement, APM, respectively.

On March 1, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared that the ruling All Progressives Congress’ candidate, Tinubu, had won the presidential election held on February 25.

Tinubu secured a total of 8,794,726 votes, defeating the two main contenders, Alhaji Atiku of the PDP, who came in second with 6,984,520 votes, and Mr. Obi of the Labour Party, who came in third with 6,101,533 votes.

Dissatisfied with the election’s outcome, both Atiku and Obi approached the court to challenge it.