Presidential election tribunal adjourns Atiku’s petition
The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal in Abuja has adjourned the petition filed by Atiku Abubakar for the live coverage of proceedings.
Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former vice president, on May 8 filed an application for an order to allow the live coverage of the daily court proceedings on the case they brought against the president-elect, Bola Tinubu, which started on Monday.
Through his counsel, Chris Uche, the PDP candidate informed the court that all parties in the suit have met and constituted a team to harmonise and streamline vital areas and components of the pre-hearing session.
Uche said he is yet to receive a response from the respondents with respect to the motion for live coverage of proceedings.
Responding, counsels to the president-elect and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said they were served on Tuesday, but assured the court that their responses will be ready between Monday and Tuesday next week.
All the parties also agreed to be back on Thursday, May 18 for the continuation of the pre-hearing of the applications.