6 June 2011
ONE hundred and two witnesses will be called by President Goodluck Jonathan and Vice-President Nama-di Sambo, as the defence of their mandate against the petition brought against it by the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) begins.
This is just as the duo said they would be vindicated at the end of the day, when the forensic analysis of the electoral materials were done.
Apart from the 102 witnesses, they would also use a forensic expert, fingerprint expert, a biometric analsyst and a statistician.
In a joint reply to the petition by the CPC before the presidential election petition tribunal, President Jonathan and Vice-President Sambo described the petition against their victory in the April 16 presidential election as baseless, vague and an afterthought.
According to them, all the allegations contained in the petition were frivolous, scandalous and unsupportable in law and, in fact, urging the court to dismiss the petition.