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Presidential Tribunal: Buhari, APC Close Defence

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Buhari Closes Defence At Tribunal

President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) have closed their defence at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.

Buhari’s legal team, led by Wole Olanipekun (SAN) and lead lawyer to the APC, Lateef Fagbemi announced the intentions to close their defence when they appeared before the tribunal on Thursday.

Buhari and the APC are the 2nd and 3rd respondents respectively in the petition by Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) challenging their victory at the February 23 presidential election in Nigeria.

Naija News reports that before closing their defence in the case, Buhari called seven witnesses and tendered documents between Tuesday and Wednesday.

His lawyer told the court that, having reviewed their case and evidence led so far, they were greatly assured they had done enough to earn victory.

Fagbemi, also aligned with Olanipekun’s position, disclosing that the APC has also decided to close its case.


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