Court adjourns Labour Party-Obi Presidential Election Petition against president, Bola Tinubu

The Presidential Election Petition Court has adjourned to June 1, the hearing of the petition by the Labour Party and its candidate, Peter Obi, against the president, Bola Tinubu, following the illness of two key staff members of his legal team.

Counsel for the petitioners, Awa Kalu, SAN, persuaded the court to adjourn further proceedings on the case he filed to challenge the outcome of the February 25 presidential election through which Tinubu emerged as president.

Kalu, SAN, representing the petitioners told the court that two key members of the team suddenly fell ill and would not attend the day’s proceedings.

He said their absence has affected earlier plans to tender vital documents before the court.

In a brief ruling, the President of the court, Justice Haruna Tsammani granted the application and adjourned the petition till Thursday.