Friday, September 9, 2011

Tribunal hears CPC petition against Jonathan on September 12

8 September 2011


The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Wednesday adjourned till September 12, hearing of the petition filed by the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) challenging the victory of President Goodluck Jonathan in the April 16, 2011 presidential election.

Justice Mohammad Garba, acting chairman of the tribunal stated this in his ruling in Abuja, after giving a review report of the pre-hearing session of the petition which commenced on May 6.

He added that once the hearing of the petition commenced, it would run from Monday through Saturday everyday without an adjournment until the case was determined.

This, he said, was to meet up with the stipulated time for hearing the case as provided for by the Constitution and the Electoral Act.

The Electoral Act and the Constitution provides that all petitions regarding elections must be heard and concluded within 180 days from the commencement of the first pre-hearing session.

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