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…Postpones Hearing Of Atiku, APM Petitions To Tuesday

…As Action Alliance Withdraws Petition Against Tinubu

…Full List Of Justices Presiding Over Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal

The five-member panel of justices of the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal in Abuja has warned against sensational comments over the tribunal’s proceedings.

The panel presided by Justice Haruna Simon Tsammani also has Justice Stephen Adah of the Court of Appeal Asaba division.

Others include Justice Misitura Bolaji-Yusuf, Court of Appeal also of Asaba Division; Justice Boloukuoromo Ugoh of Kano Division and Justice Abba Mohammed of Ibadan Court of Appeal.


Justice Tsammani charged the parties and lawyers that, “We must look at the peace and safety of this country; that should be paramount on the minds of everyone of us here.”

Presiding justice also explained that the panel members will alternate their appearances in dealing with the pre-hearing issues before the tribunal with the petitions of the first hearings to accommodate the petitions of the Action Alliance (AA); Allied Peoples Party (APP) and and the Labour Party (LP).


Mr Tsammani, who heads the Abuja division of the appellate court, advised lawyers against frivolous applications that could delay proceedings at the court.

“Knowing full well that election matters are time-bound; let us avoid unnecessary time wasting applications.”


The justice sought the cooperation of lawyers, saying “let us avoid making sensational comments or statements.”

The petitions of Allied People’s Movement (APM) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will be taken on Tuesday.

Reacting, lead lawyers to Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Wole Olanipekun (SAN); Atiku Abubakar of the PDP, Chris Uche (SAN); Peter Obi of the LP, Levi Uzoukwu (SAN); and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), A.B. Mahmoud (SAN) all pledged their cooperation with the tribunal for the speedy determination of the February 25 election.

Meanwhile, the Action Alliance has withdrawn its petition against the President-Elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.


At the commencement of the pre-hearing of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Monday in Abuja, no reason was given for the withdrawal.

Source: The Pledge


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