Presidential Election Petition Tribunal Update
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal struck out the third Petition filled by Coalition for Change following their withdrawal.
The first petition filled by Hope Democratic Party is adjourned to 13th of June due to counter motions and internal rancour displayed by the party and its candidate’s representatives.
The Panel has 3 petitions now pending with that of the Peoples Democratic party [PDP] as the second.
The Tribunal, thereafter, adjourned till tomorrow, Tuesday, June 11, 2019, by 9:30 am.
Earlier, ElombahNews reported that Justice Mohammed Garba replaced Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa as the chairman of the 2019 Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.
Until his appointment, Justice Mohammed Garba was the presiding Judge of the Lagos State Division of the Court of Appeal.
The Tribunal sat today, the first after the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Bulkachuwa officially recused herself from the Panel.
It was expected that at the sitting of today Justice Bulkachuwa’s replacement will be announced or a total overhaul of the entire panel.
Today also saw a relaxed security situation within and around the venue of the court of the appeal.
Unlike in the previous sittings where police and other security agencies, barricaded roads leading to the court, there is free flow of traffic today along the Shehu Shagari way and its environs.
However, there are still presence of security agents at the entrance of the appeal court.
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