The Presidential Election Petition Court was forced into an abrupt adjournment on Monday after resuming from its one-week break.
The adjournment was at the instance of the Independent National Electoral Commission’s inability to produce its witnesses before the court to defend the petition filed by Peter Obi and the Labour Party
INEC was scheduled to begin its defence of the conduct of the 2023 presidential poll and the declaration of APC’s Bola Tinubu as President and Kashim Shettima as Vice President-elect on Monday.
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But on the first day fixed for its defence, its lead counsel Abubakar Mahmoud told the court that the three witnesses scheduled to be called had domestic issues which prevented their appearance in court.
He sought for an adjournment till Tuesday 4th July, which was granted by the court
The court will reconvene by 2pm for INEC to open its defence in the petition of the PDP and Atiku Abubakar
(Editor: Paul Akhagbemhe)