• Friday, June 14, 2024
businessday logo

BusinessDay

Obi’s lawyer says will focus on most important witnesses

Blog-26-1024×695

Livy Uzoukwu, Peter Obi’s lawyer says he will focus on the most important witnesses in the case in the three weeks alotted to his team to present their case.

Uzoukwu said this during an interview with journalists Tuesday at the tribunal pre-hearing.

He said the three weeks allotted his party by the court is in the interest of his party, explaining that if his party continued with the seven weeks proposed, its petition could expire.

Read also: Tribunal set to begin hearing May 30

Again, he lamented that INEC is still withholding essential documents, alleging that the electoral umpire is probably trying to manipulate the documents, before releasing them.

To this end, Obi’s lawyer said his party would serve INEC a subpoena as soon as hearing resumes May30, to compel them to produce the documents

The lawyer said his yeam will manage the three weeks allotted, by focusing on the most essential witnesses that would prove the case.

On consolidation of petitions, Uzoukwu explained that all three petitions will be heard together, but each one will maintain its identity.