The Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) has fixed hearing for next Thursday in the application by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar for live telecast of the court’s proceedings.
While ruling on Thursday, Justice Haruna Tsammani said the application will be heard along with other applications by the respondents including those seeking the dismissal of the joint petition by Atiku and the PDP.
Some of the applicants seeking the dismissal of the entire petition or some aspects of it are filed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Bola Tinubu and the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The decision to shift further pre-hearing session in the case till Thursday was informed by information by lawyer to the petitioners, Chris Uche (SAN) that parties have met to streamline their positions in relations to documents to be admitted or objected to.
The court’s sitting was witnessed by Atiku; former Chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus; former Cross River Governor Senator Liyel Imoke; Senator Dino Melaye and former Adamawa Governor Boni Haruna among others.