Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, has convinced the Presidential Election Petition Court, PEPC, in Abuja to postpone further proceedings in the petition he filed to contest the results of the February 25 presidential election.
On Wednesday, Obi informed the court through his legal team, which was lead by Prof. Awa Kalu, SAN, that two of his key members suddenly fell ill.
“My lords, our plan for today’s proceedings was to start with the presentation of our documents, but unfortunately, we had some unexpected development.
The unexpected development concerns the sudden illness of two of our key staff, for which reason I am constrained to ask for an adjournment till tomorrow.
“It is with the greatest humility and apology that we make this application. I assure my lords that we will be here tomorrow morning and we will proceed with vigour.”
Prof. Kalu told the Justice Haruna Tsammani-led five-member panel that he had before the sitting commenced, informed President Tinubu’s lead counsel, Chief Wole Olanipekun, SAN, about the development.
In his response, President Tinubu’s lawyer, Chief Olanipekun, SAN, told the court that he was not opposed to the request for an adjournment.
Justice Tsammani acceded to the application and adjourned the petition till Thursday.