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Presidential Tribunal Adjourns Hearing Of PDP, Atiku’s Fresh Petition

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The Presidential Elections Petitions Tribunal has scheduled July 1st, 2019, to hear a fresh motion by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar against President Muhammadu Buhari.

Africa News24 (AN24) reports that coming after a lawyer to Atiku and the PDP, Chris Uche (SAN) requested for an adjournment to enable his clients to react to the responses filed against a fresh motion by Atiku and the PDP.

The Tribunal had on June 24th declined Atiku and the PDP’s request to be allowed access to the supposed INEC server, which was said never existed.

At the resumption of hearing on Wednesday, the petitioners, through their, prayed the tribunal for an adjournment to enable them file replies-on-point-of-law to the respondents’ replies to the petitioners’ fresh motion seeking to quash the proceedings conducted on June 11, 2019, by the tribunal.

AN24 reports that Atiku and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had in a new motion asked the tribunal to set aside its proceedings of June 11, 2019, during which it accepted as undefended, an application filed by the APC, in which the party sought the striking out of the petition on the grounds that it was defective.

The Tribunal, in a ruling on June 11, stated that Atiku and The PDP failed to respond in a counter-affidavit against an application by the All Progressive Congress (APC).

The Presidential election petition tribunal recorded the application unchallenged.

 

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