The Presidential Election Petitions Court has extended the time for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Atiku Abubakar to present its case by two days.
The five-member panel of justices presided by Justice Haruna Tsammani agreed to extend the time after counsel to the PDP, Chris Uche (SAN), informed the court of the need to extend their time.
He reminded the court that although their presentation would have ended on Tuesday, June 20, but two days were removed, including the June 12 the Democracy Day.
“We have agreed that the time be adjusted to tomorrow, and possibly, Thursday be included yo enable us conclude our petition,” he said.
Lawyers to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Bola Tinubu and the All Progressives Congress (APC) did not oppose the application to extend the hearing to Thursday, June 23.
Counsel to INEC, Kemi Pinheiro (SAN) suggested the respondents could open their defence after the Sallah holidays.
Earlier, Uche tendered 14 batches of voters’ register for the FCT, but couldn’t tender the forms EC8As from states of the federation due to improper scheduling.
Uche attributed this to the attitude of INEC to deny the petitioners documents requested.