PEPC advises Obi to put his house in order
As it admits INEC's form EC8A for Rivers, Benue, others, as exhibits in petition against Tinubu
By Solomon Onyilo
The Presidential Election Petition Court, PEPC, on Thursday, admonished Obi's lawyer to put his house in order. This was sequel to the poor arrangement and presentation of documents before the court.
The court specifically told Obi's counsels to arrange the document in sequential order to save the time of the court and advised Obi to take an adjournment to put its house in order.
However Obi's legal team lead, Awa Kalu, SAN declined and sought to proceed having taken an adjournment the previous day.
The court adjourned to Friday for the continuation of hearing
Earlier in the proceedings, the court had admitted in evidence from the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, exhibits which comprise INEC form EC8A from 6 states to advance his petition against the victory of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
The Chairman of the five-man panel, Justice Haruna Simon Tsammani admitted the INEC form EC8A from 23 local government areas of Benue state which were marked exhibit PC (1-23).
For Rivers state, the court admitted INEC form EC8A from 15 Local Government areas out of the 23 local government Areas of the state and marked PD (1-15)
Counsel for Obi, Chief Emeka Okpoko, SAN who handled the proceedings on behalf of the lead counsel tendered INEC form EC8A for 23 local government areas of Niger state, which the court admitted in evidence and marked as exhibit PE (1-23).
Similarly, Obi reeled out INEC form EC8A from Osun state which challenged the election of 20 local government areas of the state, which were admitted and marked as exhibits PF (1-20).
Also for Ekiti state, the court admitted in evidence INEC form EC8A from 16 local governments of Ekiti state and marked it as exhibit PG (1-16).
During the Thursday proceeding, counsel to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th respondents objected to the admissibility of the evidence. But they were overulle