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Presidential election petition tribunal resumes sitting after one week break

THE Presidential Election Petition Court has resumed sitting in Abuja for the respondents- INEC, the APC and its presidential candidate, to open their defence in the petitions of the Peoples Democratic Party and Labour Party, who are challenging the victory of President Bola Tinubu.

In the Labour Party’s petition, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was the first to pave the way by appointing three witnesses.

According to Abubakar Mahmoud, the INEC counsel, their first defence witness scheduled for this morning called to register his absence owing to a domestic emergency.

He requested that the case be adjourned until tomorrow July 4th, a stand which was unopposed by counsels to the Labour Party- Levi Uzoukwu, APC- Lateef Fagbemi and Tinubu- Wole Olanikpekun.

The court therefore rose to reconvene at 2pm for the defence to open its case in the PDP petition.

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