Tribunal denies PDP more time to close case


The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal has denied People’s Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar’s request for more time to conclude their case.

Chairman of the tribunal, Justice Mohammed Garba, ruled that the tribunal will continue with proceedings till later in the day to enable the petitioners to conclude their case.

Chris Uche, PDP’s lawyer, asked for more time from the tribunal to conclude defence’s case. The tribunal granted the PDP 10 days to conclude its case which lapses on Friday.

Uche is requesting for more time so that the tribunal can have time to treat the documents he presented today.

The lawyers to President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress, however, objected to the admissibility of the documents with a promise to give reasons for their objection in their final address.

PRODUCED/OLOLADE SANYAOLU/

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