President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has begun his defense in the Peoples Democratic Party’s petition challenging the Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) designation of him as the winner of the February 25th Presidential Election.
The President presented the documents through his lawyer, Wole Olanipekun (SAN).
Tendered from the bar were 14 documents.
They are, specifically…
1. 1 CTC of Letter from the Nigeria Police to the United States Embassy, dated 3rd February,
2. 1 CTC of Letter from the United States Embassy to the Nigeria Police, dated 4th February, 2003.
3. 12 CTC’s of bundles of president Bola Tinubu’s Educational Record from the Chicago State University.
4. 6 CTC’s of president Tinubu’s immigration documents and US Visas.
5. 1 CTC of Report of the Committee on the Allocation of the Federal Capital of Nigeria.
6. 1 CTC of Form EC8D for Kano State in respect of the 25th February,2023 presidential election.
7. 1 CTC of Form EC8D(A) in respect of the presidential election of 25th February, 2023.
8. 1 CTC of Originating summons in SC/CV/354/2023 dated 28th February, 2023, filed by the AG’s of Adamawa, Akwa-Ibom, Bayelsa, Delta, Edo and Sokoto
9. 1 CTC of page 35 of ThisDay Newspaper dated 5th March, 2023.
10. 1 СТС of frontpage and page 5 of ThisDay Newspaper of 17th February, 2023.
11.1 CTC of page 2 of Sunday Sun Newspaper of 19th March, 2023
12. 1 CTC of page 28 of Nigerian Tribune Newspaper of 23rd February, 2023.
13. 1 CTC of Page 27 of The Punch Newspaper of 3rd March, 2023.
14. 1 CTC of Pages 1 and 7 of The Nation Newspaper of 3rd March, 2023.
All documents are accepted as evidence by the Court.
On July 5, President Bola Tinubu will begin taking oral testimony from witnesses.
The court criticizes the PDP for violating the ethics of the legal profession by constantly speaking to reporters about the case at hand.
The court claims that the counsel’s words are frequently misconstrued by social media, creating a distorted narrative of what occurred in the courtroom.