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Court adjourns LP petition against Tinubu till May 17

Team of lawyers for the Labour Party Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi after the adjournment of hearing. Photo: Ifeoma Nwovu/Radio Nigeria

The Presidential Elections Petitions Court has adjourned until Wednesday, May 17 to enable parties involved in the petition challenging the emergence of Bola Tinubu as president elect, to harmonise their processes.

At the resumed sitting, Counsel to the Petitioners, Dr Livy Uzoukwu informed the court that all parties unanimously agreed to seek for a week adjournment to enable all processes to be ripe for hearing and to take decision on documents that would be tendered.

All the respondents in the matter did not oppose to the adjournment.

Speaking with journalists after the proceedings, Dr Uzoukwu said for the interest of the public, his team of lawyers have agreed that all the sittings of the court should be on live coverage for the interest of the public.

The chairman of the 5 man panel of the court, Justice Haruna Tsamani therefore adjourned until the 17th of this month for further hearing.

Reporting by Ifeoma Nwovu; Editing by Muzha Kucha