PEPC views Obi first video evidence
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PEPC views Obi first video evidence

Judges of the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC), on Saturday, viewed the first video evidence presented before them by Mr Peter Obi and his Labour Party.

Obi and his LP are, in the petition marked CA/PEPC/03/2023, challenging the election that brought President Bola Ahmed Tinubu into power.

Respondents are Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), President Tinubu, Vice President Kashim Shettima and All Progressives Congress (APC).

At the resumed hearing of the petition on Saturday, the two videos were played before the court.

The court had earlier admitted the flash drive of the videos in evidence.

The two videos were produced through two subpoenas dated May 30 and June 6.

The subpoenas were served on the ChannelsTV station

The first video contains interviews with INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu in preparation for the election.

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The second one is the interview with Festus Okoye, National Commissioner and Chairman of the Information and Voter Education Committee of INEC.

Mr Lucky Obowo-Isawode, a subpoenaed witness from channels TV, tendered the videos.

All respondents in the petition objected to the videos but reserved their responses to their final written addresses.

The petitioners through their counsel, Jubrin Okitepa, tendered in evidence, form EC40GEU from six local government areas of Benue.

They further tendered form EC40OG(1) from one local area of Benue and also, copy of INEC certified true copy of the form in respect of Benue.

The court marked and admitted all in evidence.

Counsel to all respondents objected to it but reserved their responses to their final written addresses.

Meanwhile, the five-man panel led by Justice Haruna Tsammani adjourned until Tuesday for further hearing of the petition.


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