CNB News – The 2019 Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja has fixed 15th and 16th of May 2019 for the pre-hearing session of the petitions filed by the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar.
At the inaugural hearing which held at the Court of Appeal, all lawyers representing parties in the matter were called upon to identify the petitions and applications filed. Thereafter, the tribunal fixed 15th and 16th May for the pre-hearing sitting.
The court room was filled up with lawyers, INEC officials and journalists while sitting arrangements were made outside the courtroom for observers of the process.
Atiku Abubakar is challenging the results of the 2019 general elections which declared President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) re-elected.
The five-man tribunal has 180 days’ period from the date of filing of the petition on March 18 to hear and deliver its judgment in the case in which the petitioners said they had assembled about 400 witnesses to testify.