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  • Updated: June 01, 2023

Court Steps Down Hearing On Peter Obi's Petition Over Poor Schedule Of Documents

Thursday's proceedings at the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) were dramatic as the court had to step down hearing in the petition filed by Peter Obi and the Labour Party's petition.

According to reports, the petition was stepped down as a result of a poor schedule of documents being sought to be tendered to establish the allegations of malpractices during the February 25 presidential election.

The court discovered that the documents were not properly scheduled as it had instructed as a lot of discrepancies were observed at the point of rendering the documents from the 23 local government areas of Benue State.

Efforts to reconcile the documents proved futile due to the solution to the error eluding those involved.

In a bid to salvage the situation, Obi's counsel Emeka Okpoko (SAN) sought to use documents not filed to conduct the proceedings.

His request was rejected on the ground of illegality.

While stepping down hearing of the petition, the legal team was ordered by the court to re-file the schedule of documents in line with the provisions of the pre-hearing report.

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