Protesters arrive at the courthouse and caution judges against accepting bribes in I Didn’t Ask For 7 Weeks To Produce Witnesses At Tribunal – Obi

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, has denied asking for seven weeks to produce 50 witnesses for his petition at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.Continue Reading>>>

He said this Sunday in a statement by the Obi-Datti Media Head, Mr Diran Onifade. Before then, there were reports that Obi had asked the tribunal to give him seven weeks to produce his witnesses at the tribunal, but Onifade said the reports were misleading and a misrepresentation of what Obi’s counsel presented before the tribunal.

The statement reads in part: “Peter Obi did not ask the court to give him seven weeks to bring his witnesses. He only implied he would be through with all 50 of them in seven weeks. “In proposing his schedule of witnesses, Eme Awa Kalu (SAN), leading the team, had told the court that Peter Obi and the Labour Party would be presenting 50 witnesses and that these 50 witnesses would require seven weeks to present their evidence before the tribunal.Continue Reading>>>

Protesters, Monday stormed the court of appeal premises in Abuja, where the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal is sitting to caution the tribunal judges against selling judgment to the highest bidders.

The protesting Nigerians who displayed placards with various inscriptions are demanding justice and the ‘return of alleged stolen mandate during the February 25 presidential election’. Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) was declared the winner of the 2023 presidential election but his victory is being challenged at the tribunal by some parties and their candidates.

Some of the inscriptions read: “INEC let Nigeria win,” “Nigerians not for sale. #We fight for justice,” “A fraudulent election cannot produce a credible leader,” “President Muhammadu Buhari. #Keep Your promise,” “#Occupy INEC now,” “We stand for justice. We fight for a New Nigeria,” and “Buhari Mr. Integrity Sack Mahmood Now.”

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