The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal will on Tuesday resume the pre-hearing of the petitions challenging the declaration of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as President-elect.
Also, it has fixed the petitions from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Allied Peoples Movement (APM) for Tuesday’s pre-hearing and that of the Labour Party (LP) and its Presidential Candidate, Peter Obi for Wednesday.
It asked all the parties to identify issues they would be objecting to before the next pre-hearing session.
Similarly, May 10 has been slated for pre-hearing in the petition of the Action Peoples Party (APP).
The five-member panel headed by Justice Haruna Tsammani on Wednesday fixed the date to enable the applications in the matter to be ready.
The APP and their presidential candidate, Simon Nnadi are demanding that the tribunal should disqualify Tinubu over his did not comply with the Electoral Act, 2023 by failing to transmit results, which stopped them from winning the election.
They also alleged that the election was marred by corrupt practices with the election results compromised in nine states.
According to them, the APC and Tinubu did not score the majority of lawful votes cast in the election, including the mandatory 25 percent of the votes in the FCT.
Earlier, counsel to APP, Obed Agu said he has filed a pre-hearing application for the APC and Tinubu to concede the election before the matter because of the weight of evidence at their disposal showing they didn’t win the election.
But lawyers to APC and Tinubu, Lateef Fagbemi and Wole Olanipekun, both Senior Advocates of Nigeria, informed the tribunal that it will deal with the issues at the right time.