• Friday, June 21, 2024
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Tribunal concerned over Obi, LP’s request for 7weeks to call witnesses


The presidential election petitions tribunal is expressing concern over the seven weeks which Peter Obi and the Labour Party (LP) is seeking to call their witnesses.

Justice Haruna Tsammani said the time may be too much, considering that the processes will end September.

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Ob’s lawyer Awa Kalu said his team is still having difficulties getting documents from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

“We applied for digital examination of BVAS, we have not even seen the BVAS”, he said.

The lawyer reduced the time requested from seven to six weeks. He also said if his team can get all documents, it can conclude on the matter in 14 days.

Tsammani concluded that the pre-hearing report would be presented tomorrow, Tuesday and it will include a timeline, and must be binding on all parties.