Atiku, PDP to commence calling witnesses at tribunal Thursday


The Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, is set to commence calling their witnesses at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Thursday to prove their petition against the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari at the February 23 poll.

This was revealed by Justice Mohammed Garba-led tribunal of five judges on Wednesday, marking the end of the pre-hearing session in respect of the petition.

Justice Garba while speaking to lawyers representing the parties in the case said, “You will recall on Monday that you indicated that trial should begin on Thursday.

“In line with that, the pre-hearing session for this petition will have to end today (Wednesday) to enable us to commence trial in respect of this petition from Thursday, July 4, 2019.

“It is on that basis that I will now present the report of the report of the pre-hearing session.”

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