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Pres. tribunal refuses HDP’s motion to bring more witnesses against Buhari

The courtroom is now brimming with lawyers, INEC officials, journalists. PHOTO BY: John Chuks Azu.
FILE PHOTO: Presidential election petition tribunal.

The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal has refused an application by the Hope Democratic Party (HDP) to bring additional witnesses in its petition against the election of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The five-member panel of justices presided by Justice Mohammed Garba on Tuesday ruled that the application constitutes a substantial alteration as provided in the Electoral Act, 2010 Paragraphs 14(1) and (2) of the First Schedule.

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Justice Garba said having brought the application outside the 21 days of filing the petition on May 15, 2019, it cannot be granted.

He however granted the first prayer of the party requesting to correct clerical errors in the letters contained in t

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