Give Me 3 Weeks To Call 100 Witnesses Against Tinubu’s Victory— Atiku Asks Presidential Tribunal

By Damilare Adeleye

A former Vice President and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, has requested three weeks to call no fewer than 100 witnesses to prove his case over the outcome of the presidential election that was held on February 25.

Atiku and his party made this request at the resumed proceedings before the Presidential Election Petition Court, PEPC, sitting in Abuja, on Saturday, through his legal team led by Chief Chris Uche, SAN.

They said among those he has lined up to testify in the matter, would include expert witnesses and those he would ask the court to compel to mount the witness box.

“We may not even exhaust the three weeks because the issues are getting narrower, “Atiku’s lawyer, Uche SAN, added.

Meanwhile, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, through its lawyer, Abubakar Mahmood, SAN, told the court that it would only call two witnesses, while the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, said he would only need two days to deflate Atiku’s case.

Tinubu’s lead counsel at the proceedings, Mr Roland Otaro, SAN, further disclosed that his client would call 39 witnesses to testify before the court, not excluding other persons he may apply to be subpoenaed to appear before the court.

On its part, the All Progressives Congress, APC, Mr Solomon Umoh, SAN, said it would also need two days to call 39 witnesses before the court.