The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abeokuta on Thursday admitted documents from counsels to the Peoples Democratic Party,( PDP), and its Governorship candidate, Ladi Adebutu, led by Goddy Uche,(SAN), after changing the earlier mode of presentation which was in conflict with procedure rules.
Penpushing reports that it is recalled that the respondents, which include All Progressives Congress, (APC), Governor Dapo Abiodun and the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), had on Tuesday raised objections against the failure of counsels to the petitioners to have presented envisaged undisputed documents through the bar before presenting same before the panel, to allow all parties involved in the case to verify and authenticate, as stipulates by procedure rules.
The tribunal at that point mandated Peoples Democratic Party( PDP’s) counsels to go back and allow other parties in the case to scrutinize and authenticate those documents to be tendered and come back to represent.
Penpushing further reports that after complying with this directive, the documents were, therefore, admitted provisionally by the tribunal, while in response to the observation of one of the counsels to the respondents, who hinted the tribunal of possibility of objections to some of the documents tendered by petitioner’s counsels.
The counsel to one of the respondents called the attention of the panel on misinformation in some media outlet that all documents brought by Adebutu’s team had been admitted describing it as propaganda about the proceedings of the panel.
Penpushing also reports that the lead counsel to the petitioners was thereafter advised to warn his clients and their supporters against misleading the general public through sensationalized stories in the media.
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