The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja has rescinded its earlier decision to cancel the afternoon session of the Friday’s hearing to enable to the petitioners to conclude their case on the last of the 10 days allocated to them.
The petitioners are the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, who are challenging President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory at the February 23, 2019 presidential election.
About 118 cartons of documents produced by the Independent National Electoral Commission at the instance of the petitioners were lying in the court room waiting to be tendered by the petitioners, as of the time of filing this report.
The afternoon proceedings, when the petitioners will have the opportunity to tender the documents before the tribunal as exhibits, are likely to last for only two hours as it is usually the case in the previous proceedings.
At end of the morning session of the Friday’s proceedings, the petitioners had only been able to call 61 out of the 400 witnesses they proposed.