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Tuesday, 20th August, 2019
 Nigeria   ::   News
Ozoukwu's request defers presidential election tribunal proceedings
May 15, 2019
Source: Oyedokun Ibukun S.

The lawsuit of the presidential election tribunal has been deferred, sequel to a request by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s and Atiku Abubakar's lawyer, Levy Ozoukwu, to move an application.

 The chairman of the tribunal, Zainab Bulkachuwa directed all the lawyers involved in the lawsuit to meet in the court's inner chamber in vein of Ozoukwu’s request.

Major politicians in court are PDP's national chairman, Uche Secondus (representing his party), a former boss of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nuhu Ribadu (representing President Muhammadu Buhari), and former Lagos State House of Assembly member and national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Babatunde Ogala.

The presidential election tribunal commenced the sitting at the Court of Appeal in Abuja on Wednesday, May 15, in which a team of security operatives has surrounded the building.

The said team comprised officers of the Nigerian Army, the Police force and Civil Defence.

A blockade has been set at the roads leading to the police headquarters, the federal secretariat and ministry of finance in order to foster security.

The meeting is still on.

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