The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal on Friday rejected the request made by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar and his party, for more time to conclude their case.
Naija News understands that PDP’s lawyer, Chris Uche had asked for more time from the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal to conclude their case; a request that the election tribunal denied on Friday.
Chairman of the tribunal, Justice Mohammed Garba said the tribunal would continue with proceedings till later in the day to enable the petitioners to conclude their case.
Recall that the tribunal had earlier at the pre-hearing session granted the petitioners ten days to conclude its case which the ten days expire today, Friday, July 19.
Meanwhile, as part of their efforts to justify their petition challenging President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory at February 23, 2019 election, the PDP lawyers presented more documents to the Tribunal today.
The documents presented by the PDP include; Expert Report of INEC’s Electoral Information Systems as revealed by Whistle Blowers Website, downloaded documents from the website, Certificate of Compliance and Executive Summary for the 11 states under review.
PM News reports that the PDP also tendered Forms EC8 a and EC8 B which are result sheets from seven local government areas in Kano State.
However, the Lawyers to INEC, President Buhari, and the APC collectively objected to the admissibility of the documents.
The chairman of the tribunal, however, admitted the documents as exhibits having noted the objection of the respondents, Channels TV reports.