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Tribunal set to begin hearing May 30

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The presidential election petition tribunal has set May 30, to begin hearing after pre-hearing concludes today.

Justice Haruna Tsammani, leading the five-man panel of judges said this while presenting the pre-hearing on Peter Obi’s petition, Tuesday.

To set the stage for the hearing, the court has given Obi and the Labour Party three weeks to present their case. The team had asked for seven weeks but the presiding judge, Haruna Tsamanni said that was too long.

Also, the court has ordered all the parties to consolidate their petitions since they all come from the same election.

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Therefore the petitions from Obi, Atiku Abubakar, and the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) against Tinubu will be treated as one petition.

The court has also set modalities for the main hearing, which is binding on all parties.

Schedule to guide hearing proceedings

Dates for the petitioner and respondents to provide their case

May 30 – June 23 is for the petitioner — Peter Obi

June 24 -June 29 is for first respondents —INEC

June 30 -July 6 is for the 2nd/3rd respondents — Tinubu/Shetima

July 6- July 10 is for the 4th respondent — APC

July 10- windows close for evidence submission