The Presidential Election Tribunal has elected to consolidate the three petitions filed by Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP); Peter Obi and the Labour Party (LP), and the Allied Peoples Movement (APM).
The court, in a pre-hearing report issued and read on Tuesday by Justice Haruna Tsammani, the five-member panel of the court ordered the commencement of hearing in the petition by Obi and the LP on May 30.
The court directed that the petitioners should conduct their case within three weeks, during which it should call its planned 50 witnesses, begining from May 30 when they shall begin to call witnesses and close in June 23.
It stated that trial in the petition will end on August 5 when lawyers to parties are to adopt their final written addresses, following which a date will be set for judgment.
More details to follow….