There was drama a few minutes after court reconstituted, and the judges order Peter Obi’s legal team to go home and put their house in order.
The order was due to the poor scheduling of documents being sought to be tendered by the petitioners.
While the legal team appeared not organized, the five-man panel of justices said that Obi’s lawyers underrated the magnitude of the task before them.
The panel advised the counsel to the petitioner, Emeka Okpoko, not to waste the time of the court.
The justices admonished him on the arrangement of documents before the court, saying that the court is not a marketplace.
However, Awa Kalu, SAN, also a part of the legal team, intervened, telling the court that they had asked for an adjournment till today for serious business, and as such, they are not ready to go home, but would rather continue with the documents that are properly arranged before the court.
He, therefore, asked that 16 out of the 21 local governments in Rivers State initially mentioned, be taken.
Justice Haruna Tsamani, therefore, allowed the tendering of those documents properly before the court.
(Editor: Ifeanyi Mark)