Atiku urges early delivery of verdict for election petition

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in the last presidential election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has written to President of the Court of Appeal on the need not for the verdict of his petition be delivered before on time before it exceeds its constitutional timeline.

It gathered Thursday that response to the letter, which was received at the Court of Appeal on Wednesday, was still being awaited.

The respondents in the petition are the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Buhari and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Justice Garba while reserving judgment on the petition had informed parties that the tribunal would communicate to them the date the verdict would be delivered.

A senior member of the Atiku/PDP legal team, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), confirmed to newsmen yesterday that they dispatched the letter to the tribunal on Wednesday.

On what prompted the letter, Ozekhome said such a significant petition, which has caught the attention of Nigerians and members of the international community, should not be allowed to be truncated by constitutional timeline at the tribunal.

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