The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal is expected to resume sitting today, on the petition filed by the People’s Democratic Party, PDP and its candidate in the February 23 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar.
Already, hearing notices have been issued to all parties to the petition.
The delay in the hearing of the petitions was consequent upon the decision of the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, to withdraw from hearing the petitions. Her decision to pull out from the five-man panel was based on the allegation of bias leveled against her by the PDP and Atiku.
Although the tribunal had, in a unanimous ruling dismissed the application, Bulkachuwa said she decided to stand down from the tribunal for personal reasons.
Bulkachuwa has appointed another Judge as her replacement.