The Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) on Monday in Abuja said it would passionately and objectively look into the petitions filed against the declaration of Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as the winner of the February 25 Presidential election.
Chairman of the court, Justice Haruna Simon Tsammani, gave the assurance at the inaugural sitting at the Court of Appeal in Abuja.
He said that the court would do justice to all the parties when it comes up in the judgments on the petitions.
He, however, appealed to lawyers involved in the petitions to avoid unnecessary technicalities, sentiments, emotions and time-wasting while arguing for their respective clients.
A former Vice President and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, and Peter Obi of the Labour Party, LP, among others, filed the petitions.
Chief Wole Olanipekun SAN, who is standing for the President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and Chief Chris Uche SAN standing for Atiku Abubakar, assured the court of lawyers’ cooperation.
At the time of this report, Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong, Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Mr Peter Gregory Obi; Senator Victor Umeh, Labour Party’s factional national Chairman, Julius Abure, have arrived in the court.
Over 200 Senior Advocates of Nigeria SANs are also in the court for cases of their respective clients.