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LP to call 50 witnesses to testify against Tinubu at tribunal

LP to call 50 witnesses to testify against Tinubu at tribunal
May 20
17:49 2023

The Labour Party (LP) says it will call 50 witnesses to testify at the presidential election petition tribunal.

Peter Obi, candidate of the LP, had filed a suit challenging the victory of Bola Tinubu at the presidential election.

Addressing the tribunal on Saturday, Awa Kalu, counsel for Peter Obi and the LP, said they will require a period of seven weeks to get it done due to the fact that they haven’t done a forensic investigation of the BVAS as directed by the court.

Kalu added that they are waiting for some documents requested for.


They have also agreed that the star witnesses will need 30 minutes to demonstrate any electronic evidence.

That class of witnesses will be cross examined for 20 minutes and 5 Minutes for re-examination, while 10 Minutes was allotted for other witnesses.

For the respondents, 20 minutes was allotted for the star witnesses and 30 minutes for cross examination.


INEC said it has five witnesses set to testify in the LP’s petition and proposed seven days to get it done.

However, Abubakar Mahmoud, the lead counsel, disagreed that there should be a separate time for demonstration of electronic evidence.

Roland Otaru, counsel to the president -elect and his vice, proposed nine days to call their witnesses excluding expert witnesses.

The APC aligned with the submission of the counsel to Tinubu and Shettima, and said it will be presenting seven witnesses for nine days.


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