INEC's defence adjourned till July 4

INEC’s defence adjourned till July 4

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INEC's defence adjourned till July 4

INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu

INEC’s defence adjourned till July 4. The hearing of the Independent National Electoral Commission’s defense(INEC) has been rescheduled for Tuesday, July 4, before the Presidential Petition Election Court.

The court set Monday, July 3 as the date for respondents to begin their argument in defense of the petition filed by aggrieved parties disputing the outcome of the February 25 election in which Bola Tinubu was elected president.

The electoral commission was scheduled to present their case against the appeal filed by the Labour Party and its presidential candidate, Peter Obi, on Monday morning.

During Monday’s sessions, INEC’s counsel, A.B Mahmoud, SAN, informed the court that the commission has charged three witnesses to testify in their defense.

However, he stated that the witness who was due to testify was unable to appear in court.

He then requested that the case be rescheduled for the following day.

Following the agreement of the other parties in the case, the PEPC, led by Justice Haruna Tsammani, granted the request.

Three dissatisfied parties and their candidates have filed a legal challenge to the outcome of the presidential election.

The LP and Obi are among the petitioners, as are the Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, and the Allied Peoples Movement.

Following, the parties, together with their candidates in separate petitions dragged the electoral commission, the president, his Vice – Kassim Shetima and their party, the APC to court.

They had closed their case on June 23, leaving the stage for respondents in the matter to table their defence before the court.


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