The presidential candidate of People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi, is present at the hearing of the petition presented to the presidential election court against the statement by President Muhammadu Buhari as winner of the 2019 presidential election.
It is recalled that Obi presented a joint sanction with the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, in the 2019 presidential election.
A former president of the Commission for Economic and Financial Crimes (EFCC), Nuhu Ribadu, and a commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) are also present in court.
Wole Olanipekun, while raising an objection to the preliminary request presented by President Buhari in his judgment, stated that the request had been presented and was delivered to all parties involved in the matter.
But the drama came after a lawyer who had identified himself as Poland for the Democratic Party of Hope announced his appearance, which raised a vehement objection to his request.
However, the president of the Court, Mohammed Lawal Garba, urged all the parties involved to solve the problems of representation in private.
Garba also announced that all preliminary petitions pending before the court will be announced on June 13th.
Meanwhile, the court has just entered the preliminary part of the merit case.
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