Due to the illness of some of his key staff, the court postpones Peter Obi’s plea

Following a request for an adjournment from his attorneys, the Presidential Election Petitions Court in Abuja has postponed hearing the case of Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, who was challenging President Bola Tinubu’s election victory.Continue Reading>>>

Obi’s legal team and that of Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party were granted three weeks starting on May 30 to produce their witnesses (50 for the LP and 100 for the PDP) to support their claims that the 2023 Presidential election was fixed, as previously ordered by the court.

On Monday, Obi’s defense team called one witness and offered five papers as evidence, including a United States District Court decision ordering Tinubu to forfeit $460,000 USD for allegedly participating in drug trafficking.Continue Reading>>>

Obi’s legal team requested an adjournment until Thursday when the court reconvened on Wednesday. They cited the illness of two of their senior staff members as their justification.

 

“My lords, we had planned to begin this procedure by presenting our documents, but there has been an unexpected development at our secretariat.

The sudden development involves the illness of two of our essential employees, which is why I am forced to ask for a postponement until tomorrow morning.

 

I’ve already given Chief Wole Olanipekun the hint, Kalu stated.

 

“If our application was approved, Kalu implored, “With the utmost humility and apology, I assure my lord that we will be here with vigor tomorrow morning.”

 

In response, A.B. Mahmoud SAN, counsel for INEC, said in open court that he expected to have spoken to the petitioner’s attorney about the development before the hearings but that he was compelled to refrain from objecting to the request for an adjournment.

 

Justice Haruna Tsammani responded to the attorneys, stating that whenever a party requests an adjournment in a Presidential Election Petition Court, it is “eating into your time.”

 

The legal counsel for Kashim Shettima and Tinubu, Wole Olanipekun SAN, did not object to the request for an adjournment.

 

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