Atiku Lost The Opportunity To Provide 400 Witnesses In 10 Days


The opportunity of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar in the Feb.23 presidential election to exhibit 400 observers recorded in their appeal against President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-appointment inside the staying three days kept on ticking ceaselessly.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that all gatherings in the issue had consented to open and close their cases inside indicated period.

The gatherings, in this way, consented to useful modalities in the administration of time to guarantee the appeal was administered inside the 180 days permitted by the Electoral Act.

Spilling out of the understanding, the ten days dispensed to the solicitors to open and close their contention which started on July 4 would terminate on July 17.

NAN reports that every one of the respondents were additionally given six days to show their reactions to the solicitors’ claims.

In light of this, the respondents are required to open their different resistances between July 18 and July 25.

To the embarrassment of guests to the council on Friday, the candidates had encouraged to the court to dismiss until July 15.

Boss Chris Uche, SAN, Counsel for the candidates had educated the court that their observers reserved for the day could be come to.

Uche said the observers who were situated in Zamfara State were assaulted by arms men while on their approach to Abuja on Thursday.

Dr Livy Uzoukwu, SAN, the lead counsel for the candidates, rose to supplement the data been benefited the council by Uche, including that the observers were yet to establish.

“My Lords, the facts confirm that those we have leaned to display for further declarations were assaulted while coming to Abuja from Zamfara state, and consequently it will be impracticable to go further.

” We appeal to God for a suspension until Monday, July 15 for continuation”, Uzoukwu said.

Up until this point, the solicitors have offered 31,287 shows to demonstrate different charges of negligence in the survey, however have exhibited under 60 out of the 400 observers.

Prior, Mr Oseni Haruna, Local Government Area Collation Agent for PDP told the court that viciousness and over casting a ballot defaced the procedure, yet was not able give apt proof to substantiate those cases.


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