Tribunal Today: Obi Couldn’t Present Documents Due to Ill Health of Staff

Tribunal Today: Obi Couldn’t Present Documents Due to Ill Health of Staff

There was lull in activities at the Presidential Election Petition Court on Wednesday as Counsel to Mr. Peter Obi, could not proceed with the presentation of documents in support of his petition due to ill health of two of the staff in Counsel’s chambers who were to process the documents. The hearing had progressed well

There was lull in activities at the Presidential Election Petition Court on Wednesday as Counsel to Mr. Peter Obi, could not proceed with the presentation of documents in support of his petition due to ill health of two of the staff in Counsel’s chambers who were to process the documents.

The hearing had progressed well and rapidly on Tuesday when documents pertaining to Senator Tinubu’s alleged offence leading to forfeiture of $460,000 in the United States were tendered and admitted as exhibit for the trial.

The following conversation transpired in the Court between Obi’s counsel, Prof. Awa Kalu and the panel of judges:

SAN Kalu: Our plan is to start with documents presentation. Unfortunately we encountered some problems at our secretariat. 2 of our key staff fell ill suddenly. For this reason, we are pleading for an adjournment to tomorrow. Tomorrow only.

Justice Tsammani: What about necessities?

SAN Kalu: We have spoken about paragragh 4 just yesterday but the situation has suddenly changed. My lord, with the greatest humility and apology, I plead for tomoroow morning adjournment if my application is granted.

Justice Tsammani: Thank You

INEC Counsel AB Mahmoud: I thought the learned counsel would have given us heads up on this, but it is their case and I will not object this adjournment. But this must be counted as one of their days in their allocated time.

Justice Tsammiani: Of course, they are eating into their own time.

AB Mahmoud: So no objection.

Hearing continues tomorrow

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