Obi, Atiku Absent As Tribunal Delivers Judgment

Former Vice President and ex-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Abubakar Atiku, along with his counterpart from the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, were noticeably missing from the proceedings of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, where verdicts in their respective petitions were scheduled to be announced.

Surprisingly, aside from Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, there was a notable absence of prominent PDP figures within the courtroom during this crucial moment.

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In contrast, the Labour Party was represented by Julius Abure, who serves as the national chairman of the party.

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The exact reasons for the absence of Atiku and Peter Obi remained unclear as attempts to reach Atiku’s media director, Mr. Paul Ibe, for clarification through phone calls went unanswered.

At the time of this report, the Tribunal members, led by Justice Haruna Simon Tsammani, had convened to deliver their judgments in the three petitions.

Justice Tsammani initiated the proceedings by ordering that the verdict in Peter Obi’s petition and that of the Labour Party be delivered first.