The Presidential Election Presidential Court (PEPC) in Abuja, has fixed the petition filed by the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) to May 18, 2023, for the continuation of the pre-hearing.
The party is challenging the emergence of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the February 25 presidential election.
In the petition marked CA/ABJ/PEPC/04/2022, the party is challenging the results of the presidential election on the grounds of alleged irregularities including the mutilation of election results.
The party also argued that Tinubu did not have a validly nominated vice presidential candidate. According to the party, Kashim Shettima was not validly sponsored by the APC.
Listed as 1st to 5th Respondents in the petition were INEC, APC, Bola Tinubu, Kashim Shettima and Kabir Masari.
The five-man panel of Justices led by Justice Haruna Tsammani adjourned the date of hearing to Thursday next week upon the request by the petitioner’s counsel and the confirmation of the agreement by counsels to the Respondents.