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Peter Obi Clarifies Presentation Of 50 Witnesses Before Election Petition Tribunal

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Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s (LP) presidential candidate, has clarified his request to the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal to be given seven weeks to call 50 witnesses.

In contrast to rumours circulating, the Labour Party nominee denied asking the court for seven weeks to secure witnesses for the continuing petition.

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According to a statement by the Obi-Datti Media Head, Diran Onifade, on Sunday, the reports that Peter Obi had asked the tribunal to give him seven weeks to produce his witnesses at the tribunal were misleading and a misrepresentation of what Obi’s counsel presented before the tribunal.

He said;

Peter Obi did not ask the court to give him seven weeks to bring his witnesses. He only implied he would be through with all 50 of them in seven weeks.

“In proposing his schedule of witnesses, Eme Awa Kalu (SAN), leading the team, had told the court that Peter Obi and the Labour Party would be presenting 50 witnesses and that these 50 witnesses would require seven weeks to present their evidence before the tribunal.

At no time did the counsel say that he required seven weeks to produce witnesses as misreported by The Punch. The correct interpretation of what our lawyers told the court unambiguously is that the presentation of our witnesses, from start to finish, will take seven weeks.


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