Don’t waste time unnecessarily – Presidential Election Tribunal warns Atiku, Obi, Tinubu’s lawyers
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has issued a warning to lawyers representing the presidential candidates in the 2023 election.
Representatives of Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Peter Obi of the Labour Party, the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, and the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, were in court over the outcome of the presidential election.
The two other presidential candidates are challenging Tinubu’s victory in the last elections.
Today at its inaugural sitting, the tribunal’s five-member panel, led by Justice Haruna Tsammani, warned lawyers against wasting the court’s time.
Tsammani charged lawyers to avoid unnecessary technicalities and address the substance of their petitions.
According to Justice Tsammani, unnecessary technicalities could delay the hearing of petitions.
“Election is time-bound; let us not waste unnecessary time. Let us cooperate with each other so that everyone will leave here satisfied.
“Avoid unnecessary technicalities. We are determined to look at all the matters brought before us. Let us look at what is good for our country and avoid time-wasting applications,” he said.
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