Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal

The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal has reserved judgement in the petition filed by the Hope Democratic Party (HDP).

The party through their counsel, Chukwunoyerem Njoku, are challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 23 election.

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At Monday’s sitting, HPD adopted their final address as their final argument in support of their petition against the President.

Njoku also filed a reply on points of law as his response to the respondents’ final written address.

Concise News had reported that the party and Ambrose Owuru, its presidential candidate in the last election, have closed their case in the prosecution of their petition.

HDP and Owuru are challenging the outcome of the last election and asked to be declared winners, claiming to have won a referendum purportedly conducted after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) postponed the presidential election.

Eze Nnalugo, lawyer to the petitioners on Monday called Yusuf Ibrahim as the first witness, who testified before the Presidential Election Petition Court(PEPC) in support of the petitioners’ claim.

But the court rejected two other witnesses called by the petitioners, including a subpoenaed witness, on the grounds that they had no written depositions, as required by law.

Subsequently, Nnalugo rose and announced the closure of the petitioners’ case.