Kano: PDP moves to amend list of witnesses to testify at tribunal


The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has filed a motion seeking to “correct some errors” in the list of witnesses presented before the kano state election petition tribunal.

The PDP has approached the Tribunal challenging the results of the March 2019 gubernatorial election held in the state.

At the resumed sitting of the tribunal on Monday, lead counsel to the PDP, Adegboyega Asiwaju Awomolo (SAN) prayed the court to grant it permission to correct some errors in the list of witnesses that already had their statement on oath before the tribunal.

The respondents, however, objected to the application, arguing that the list of witnesses and statements on oath of witnesses were integral part of the petition and must accompany the petition the way it was filed.

After listening to the argument from both parties, presiding judge, Justice Halima S. Muhammed, adjourned the sitting of the tribunal till Tuesday for ruling on the pending application and the report of the pre-trial conference.
Meanwhile, the PDP and the All Progressives Congress, APC have announced that they will be presenting a total of 881 witnesses before the election petitions tribunal sitting in Kano.

Addressing journalists during a conference held at the venue of the tribunal, lead counsel to the PDP, Adegboyega Asiwaju Awomolo (SAN), declared that the party intends to call 378 witnesses to testify before the tribunal.

On its part, INEC which is the 1st Respondent had through its lead counsel, Ahmed Raji Saka (SAN), said it had 29 witnesses to present before the tribunal.

In the same vein, the 2nd and 3rd respondents, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and APC respectively, through their lead counsels, Offiong Offiong (SAN), and Barrister Christopher Oshiomole, said they had 203 and 300 witnesses to testify respectively.

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