Tribunal: LP, Obi to call 50 witnesses against Tinubu’s victory

Labour Party (LP) and its presidential candidate, Peter Obi intend to call 50 witnesses in prosecuting their petition before the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC).

Their lawyer, Awa Kalu (SAN) announced this moments ago in the ongoing pre-hearing session in the petition.

Kalu said his clients will require seven weeks to present its case because they still are still experiencing some hiccups with its dealings with INEC.

He said the petitioners are yet to conduct the court ordered forensic examination of the BVAS devices used for the last presidential election and yet to receive some of the documents requested from INEC.

Lawyer to INEC said his client plans to call five witnesses and conduct its case within seven days.

Lawyer to Bola Tinubu and Kashim Shettma, Roland Otaru (SAN) said his clients will call 21 witnesses with the exclusion of other expert witnesses to be called.

Otaru said although the law allows a respondent 10 days to conduct its case, they intend to use nine days.

Lawyer to the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adeniyi Akintola (SAN) said his client plans to invite seven witnesses, excluding subpoenaed witnesses.

Akintola said the APC plans to conduct its case within nine days.