Chairman of the Presidential Election Tribunal and President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, has adjourned the hearing on an application by Hope Democratic Party (HDP) for the tribunal to restrain President Muhammadu Buhari from presenting himself to be sworn-in on May 29th, 2019.
- The application, filed on May 9, is also seeking an order restraining the Chief Justice of Nigeria from swearing-in, administering the oath of office and oath of allegiance to the president on May 29th, 2019.
Objection: Counsels to President Buhari, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) claim they are yet to be served.
- President’s Counsel Responds: Counsel to President Buhari, Wole Olanipekun, requested additional time to go through the application but however, stated to the tribunal that he has an application on behalf of the president seeking to dismiss the petition.
The tribunal adjourned the hearing to May 22 because parties enlisted in the petition had not been served.