Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s nominee for president in the February 25 election, has arrived at the location of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal as it begins hearing cases today.
In the election, Bola Tinubu, the president-elect of the All Progressives Congress, defeated Obi and other candidates from other parties.
The results of the presidential election on February 25 are being contested by five political parties and their respective candidates on the grounds that they did not follow the rules set forth by the Independent National Electoral Commission and the electoral laws.
Meridianspy reports that the Justices who will be presiding over the various petitions that will arise are: the Chief Registrar of the Court of Appeal, Haruna Tsammani; Justice Stephen Adah of the Court of Appeal Asaba division, Justice Misitura Bolaji-Yusuf, Court of Appeal also of Asaba Division; Justice Boloukuoromo Ugoh of Kano division and Justice Abba Mohammed of Ibadan Court of Appeal.
Tinubu’s victory: Legal battle begins Monday as tribunal hears petitions
Shortly before the sitting of the five-man panel of justices headed by the presiding justice of the PEPC, Justice Haruna Tsammani gave the assurance that justice will be served.
Justice Tsammani said, “We are determined to look at the matter dispassionately and give justice to whoever deserves justice.”
He noted that the tribunal would consider the substance of each case over technicalities so that “whoever leaves here will be satisfied that justice has been done.”