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Electoral court: Tinubu receives Atiku’s and Obi’s petitions.

According to the Asiwaju Bola Tinubu camp, they were officially served with copies of the petitions filed at the election tribunal by Labour Party presidential candidate Peter Obi and Peoples Democratic Party counterpart Atiku Abubakar on Tuesday.

The improvement is coming multi week after Obi and Atiku officially documented their petitions to the races council to fight the result of the February 25 survey.

Four weeks after the contentious presidential and National Assembly elections that resulted in the President-elect, their petitions were filed.

Tinubu was accused of deliberately refusing to receive the petitions, according to both the PDP and LP candidates.

They claimed that multiple attempts to deliver the petitions to the APC candidate were unsuccessful in their complaints to the tribunal.

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In a phone conversation on Monday, Babatunde Ogala, the legal director of the Tinubu-Shettima Presidential Campaign Council, also admitted that his principal was not notified before he left the country for a vacation in France last week.

Yunusa Tanko, the Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign Council’s spokesperson, complained to our correspondent over the phone that “that man (Tinubu) practically ran out of the country after evading being served the notice.” In any case, our party will serve him the notification through the APC. They must have received it by now, I’m sure.

Obi and Atiku’s lawful groups later acquired pass on to serve the petitions on Tinubu by subbed implies, for example by means of the APC.

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Ogala told The PUNCH on Thursday that the President-elect’s campaign officially received the notices on Tuesday.

“Indeed, we got duplicates of both Atiku and Obi’s appeal yesterday,” he said.

The Senior Advocate of Nigeria maintained that there was no need for them to rush when it came to when they hope to submit a response in preparation for a hearing date that will be set by the court.

“Look at the laws now. It says we have up till require 21 days to answer. You journalists shouldn’t put us under too much pressure. I mean, how is it possible that they served me on Tuesday and that I am being asked when I will submit my response when I have 21 days to do so?

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I’ll suggest that you wait until the day we file it. He stated, “You will undoubtedly learn about it.”

Festus Keyamo, the APC PCC’s spokesperson, also informed our correspondent that: We are trying to fix it.

In the meantime, Ahmad El-Marzuq, an APC legal adviser, informed The PUNCH that the ruling party had been served.

Naturally, we have received the petition’s copies and intend to respond. He stated, “The situation is under control.”

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