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Presidential Tribunal Proceedings Stalled Over Absence of INEC’s Witness

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The planned commencement of INEC defence before the Presidential Election Petition Court was stalled on Monday morning.

This was due to the absence of INEC's witness.
 
INEC, the first respondent in the petition by Peter Obi and the Labour Party, was scheduled to open its defence today.
 
At the mention of the case around 9:30 am, lawyer to INEC, Abubakar Mahmoud, told the court that although his client plans to call three witnesses within three days, the one slated for today Monday, is unavailable because of some family issues.
 
Mahmoud then applied for an adjournment till Tuesday to enable the witness to attend court.
 
Lawyers to other parties in the case did not object to the request by Mahmoud.
 
Ruling, the Presiding Justice, Justice Haruna Tsammani adjourned till Tuesday by 9am for hearing.
 
The court has risen but with a promise to return at 2pm for the petition by Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party.


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