BREAKING: Court adjourns Obi’s petition against Tinubu till May 17

The Presidential Election petition Tribunal, PEPC, sitting in Abuja, has postponed further proceedings on the appeal submitted by the Labour Party's candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, to dispute the outcome of the 2023 presidential election to May 17.

The adjournment came as a result of an agreement reached by all parties involved.

The petition's first to fourth respondents are the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC; President-elect Bola Tinubu; Vice-President-elect Kashim Shettima; and the All Progressives Congress, APC.

When the case was reopened, Obi and the LP informed the court that the parties had met and agreed to seek an adjournment in order to file and exchange required legal documents.

He informed the court that several processes and motions had still to be submitted in the case.

With this, Uzoukwu, SAN, maintained that the adjournment would enable an expeditious hearing and determination of the case.

"My Lords, we met and agreed that the matter should be adjourned till next week Wednesday, so that when we are coming back, we will be sure that the processes are ripe for hearing.

"We also agreed that before then, we will meet and take decision on documents that are not in contention and documents that are controversial," Uzoukwu added.

On its part, INEC, through its lawyer, Mr. A. B. Mahmood (SAN), confirmed that the parties met and agreed to ask for an adjournment after a brief meeting they held on Wednesday afternoon.

The counsel representing Tinubu and Shettima, Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), said the adjournment was necessary “so that when we come on Wednesday all the applications will be ready for adoption,” he added.

Similarly, counsel for the APC, Prince Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), said his client believed that the adjournment would hasten the proceedings.

Meanwhile, after it had listened to all the parties, the Justice Haruna Tsammani-led five-member panel acceded to the adjournment request.

The court directed the parties to identify core issues to be determined in the petition.

It, thereafter, adjourned the matter for continuation of the pre-hearing session.

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