Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Presidential election: Tribunal fixes hearing of CPC petition for August 15

Business Day
2 August 2011

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting at the Court of Appeal in Abuja Monday adjourned till August 15, 2011 for continuation of hearing on the petition brought before it by the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) challenging the election of President Goodluck Jonathan and Vice President Namadi Sambo at the April 16, 2011 Presidential elections.

At the resumed sitting of the Tribunal Monday, CPC’s counsel, Ismaila Al-Hassan informed the Tribunal of his motion seeking for an order enlarging the time for the pre-hearing session of their petition. CPC also prayed the Tribunal for an order permitting their motion to be taken outside the pre-hearing session.

President of the Court of Appeal and chairman of the tribunal, Justice Isa Ayo Salami, in a brief ruling, granted CPC’s prayers and adjourned the matter to August 15, 2011 for continuation of hearing.

CPC is challenging the election victory of President Goodluck Jonathan and Architect Namadi Sambo as president and vice president of Nigeria and wants the tribunal to nullify the said election conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on April 16, 2011 on the grounds that it did not comply substantially with the amended Electoral Act.

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