The presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the February 25 presidential election, Peter Obi, has arrived at the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal in Abuja.
The former Anambra state governor and other candidates at the presidential February 25 presidential election are challenging the outcome of the election.
Meanwhile, the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) has began its pre-hearing session on three petitions, according to the announcement made by the five-member panel led by Justice Haruna Tsammani.
They are the petitions by Action Alliance (AA) marked: CA/PEPC/01/2023; Action Peoples Party (APP) marked: CA/PEPC/02/2023 and Peter Obi & Labour Party (LP) marked: CA/PEPC/03/2023.
Justice Tsammani, who spoke earlier on Monday, May 8, 2023, said the court has scheduled hearing on the other two petitions – by Allied Peoples Movement (APM) marked: CA/PEPC/04/2023, and Atiku Abubakar & the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) marked: CA/PEPC/05/2023 – for Tuesday.
The panel is led by Justice Tsammani, who presently serves as the Presiding Justice (PJ) of the Court of Appeal in Abuja.
Other members of the panel include Justice Stephen Adah (PJ of the Asaba division), Justice Monsurat O. Bolaji Yusuf (hailing from the Asaba division), Boloukuromo Moses Ugo (from the Kano division), and Justice Abba Mohammed (from the Ibadan division).
The court, which stood down proceedings briefly, is to reconvene by 10:30 am.