The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja has resumed sitting, despite tight Securty.
Earlier today, a combined team of security operatives made up of the Army, Police and Civil Defence barricaded the premises of the Court of Appeal.
Representing President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is the Former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu while The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus represented the party.
Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, President of the Court of the Appeal, presiding over the tribunal.
In all, a total of five senior counsels were invited, but the counsel to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), objected to the application, noting that he was not duly informed by the counsel to the petitioner and that the petitioner’s counsel cannot speak for him.
Meanwhile, counsel to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mr Wole Olanipekun on his part said that although he was informed by the petitioner that such an appeal would be made, he suggested that two lawyers from each party in the suit be allowed in chambers, a position which INEC’s counsel Mr Lateef Fagbemi aligned himself with.