INEC, APC Disagree On Consolidation Of Petitions Against Tinubu

The Presidential Election Petitions Court docket sitting in Abuja has adjourned to Tuesday to launch its pre-hearing report on the petition filed by the Allied Peoples Motion, APM towards the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee, All Progressives Congress, and President-elect Bola Tinubu, Vice President-elect, Kashim Shettima and APC vice presidential placeholder, Kabiru Masari.

APM is asking for Tinubu’s disqualification over his selection of vice-president presidential candidate, Kashim Shettima, within the February 25 election.

On Monday, the five-man panel of the courtroom led by Justice Haruna Tsammani requested the attorneys to completely different events to determine whether or not petitions must be consolidated into one case according to the Electoral Act and since they’re all difficult the identical election.

Femi Ihero SAN, who represents INEC, stated whereas the Fee is just not against the consolidation of the petition, “both means, we depart it to your lordship’s discretion.”

However the APC counsel, Akin Olujimi SAN stated the curiosity of justice is not going to be served with the consolidation of all of the petitions.

“The problems raised should not all the identical.

He stated it’ll virtually be unattainable to successfully interact the witnesses of all of the petitioners.

On their half, Tinubu and Shettima’s counsel opposed consolidation of all of the petitions into one case, aligning with the submission of the APC counsel.

“With due respect, the consolidation of petitions is just not obligatory.

“The curiosity of justice on this petition must be a restraint on the ability of the courtroom to train its discretion.

“I most humbly urge my lord to not grant consolidation,” Olumiji stated.

Masari’s lawyer, T. Roland aligned with the place of APC, Tinubu and Shettima.

“If the petitions are consolidated, it’ll trigger embarrassment, confusion and chaos,” APC stated.

“You’ll know our resolution after we submit our pre-hearing report.

“We adjourn this pre-hearing session to Tuesday for presentation on our pre-hearing report,” the panel stated.

Particulars later…

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