The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal received more Certified results in the evidence presented by the Labour Party and its Presidential candidate, Peter Obi, in what appeared to be another remarkable run for their legal team on Friday.
Delegated by Team leader Dr Livy Uzoukwu SAN, Peter Afuba SAN led the continued presentation of certified results evidence, consisting of Form EC8As.
Supplementary results were submitted for Six Local Governments in Rivers State and one Local Government in Niger State, omitted from yesterday’s session. In contrast, new results from six other states, namely Adamawa (21 LGAs), Bayelsa (8), Oyo (31), Edo(18), Lagos( 20), and Akwa Ibom (32), were presented.
Despite the opposition of the Counsels to Bola Tinubu, APC & INEC to the presentation of these results, the result sheets were admitted in evidence by the Petition Tribunal.
The high point of today’s sitting was the persistent attack by INEC lawyers on the credibility of INEC-certified forms EC8A tendered by Peter Obi and the Labour Party.
At the end of the presentation, Dr Livy Uzoukwu told the court that his team was ready to continue the evidence presentation on Saturday. Still, Yusuf Alli, SAN for Tinubu/APC, pleaded fervently for an adjournment till Monday, which was the same position held by the INEC Counsel.
However, Presiding Justice Simon Tsammani brokered a compromise, and an adjournment to 2 pm on Monday was agreed.