The legal team of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, was prevented from calling a subpoenaed electoral officer to testify before the Presidential Election Petition Court in Abuja today
The five-member panel of the court led by Haruna Tsammani had to postpone the witness’ testimony until Thursday following stiff opposition from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), President Bola Tinubu, and the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Atiku had called 11 witnesses to prove his case before his lawyers invited the electoral officer to the witness box.
In reaction, lawyers representing the respondents – INEC, Mr Tinubu, and APC – who immediately appeared unsettled with the appearance of the witness took their turns to object to the taking of the evidence of the witness.
Meanwhile, Counsel to the petitioners informed the court that despite paying 6.6million naira, INEC is asking them to get the remnants of documents needed from their state offices. He promised to get the documents before Friday.