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 Court adjourns Atiku’s petition challenging Tinubu’s victory to May 18



The Presidential Election Petition Court has adjourned to Thursday, May 18, 2023, the continuation of the pre-hearing of the petition by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar against the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, of the All Progressives Congress.

In the petition marked CA/PEPC/05/2023, the PDP and Atiku are challenging the declaration of Tinubu as the president-elect by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

Listed as 1st to 3rd respondents in the petition are the Independent National Electoral Commission, Bola Tinubu, and the APC.

The pre-hearing of the petition was taken first on Thursday morning after counsel for Atiku and PDP, Chris Uche (SAN), indicated an interest in the matter.

“I have the permission of Wole Olanikpekun to indicate interest first in number 2,” he told the tribunal.

Earlier, the Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has arrived at the Presidential Election Petition Court in Abuja.

The former Vice President is in court for the pre-hearing session of his (Atiku) petition against the President-elect, Bola Tinubu’s victory during February 25 presidential election.

While Atiku was the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Tinubu, a former Lagos State governor, was the flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress.

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