The Labour Party’s Presidential candidate, Peter Obi, along with his running mate, Datti Baba-Ahmed, made a notable appearance today at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal. Their purpose was to observe the crucial stage of the adoption of final addresses in their petition, which challenges the victory of President Bola Tinubu in the February 25 presidential election.
In a striking display of sartorial homage, Obi, donning a brown safari suit reminiscent of the attire favored by the esteemed PDP presidential candidate, Abubakar Atiku, made a resolute entrance into the courtroom, accompanied by a contingent of fervent supporters.
Upon his arrival at the venue, the esteemed former governor of Anambra State engaged in a cordial exchange of pleasantries with prominent members of his legal team, as well as individuals representing the opposing factions.
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Renowned legal expert, Dr. Livy Uzuoku, Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), is spearheading a distinguished group of legal professionals as they prepare to present their concluding arguments on behalf of Mr. Obi and the Labour Party in their collaborative petition.
In a highly anticipated legal battle, Chief Wole Olanipekun, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), is expected to present compelling arguments on behalf of President Tinubu, according to sources close to the respondents. Meanwhile, Prince Lateef Olasunkanmi Fagbemi, also a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has taken the helm of the legal team representing the All Progressives Congress (APC). This development sets the stage for a potentially intense legal showdown.
Renowned legal luminary and former President of the esteemed Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Abubakar Balarabe Mahmood, SAN, has been appointed to assume a prominent role within the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
In a highly anticipated culmination of the final address adoption, the tribunal, under the esteemed leadership of Justice Haruna Simon Tsammani, is poised to unveil a pivotal announcement regarding the date for judgment in the petition.