Presidential election petitions: The court cautions parties and attorneys to avoid technicalities and delays.Paul Bakare
Yesterday, the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) began hearing the applications that seek to overturn the results of the 2023 presidential election.
Though the tribunal held its inaugural session, a legal ritual that precedes the actual hearing of petitions, it was revealed at the session that a five-member panel of Justices of the Court of Appeal would determine all five petitions challenging the declaration of Bola Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, as the winner of the presidential election.
The panel will be led by Justice Haruna Tsammani, the Presiding Justice (PJ) of the Court of Appeal’s Abuja Division. Other members of the panel include Justice Stephen Adah (PJ Asaba Division), Justice Monsurat Bolaji-Yusuf (Asaba Division), Justice Boluokuromo Ugo (Kano Division), and Justice Abba Mohammed (Ibadan Division).
The court session was place in the midst of a heavy security presence at the Court of Appeal in
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