PDP, Ashiru beg Tribunal for adjournment to tackle stress

Spread the love

Mr. Elisha Kurah (SAN), lead Counsel to the Peoples Democratic Party () and its Governorship Candidate in the March 9 poll in Kaduna State, Alhaji Isah Ashiru, on Wednesday begged for long adjournment to allow the team of counsel time to rest.

The Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Kurah, who vividly looked worn-out, applied for adjournment after the half day sitting on Friday, till Wednesday, June 26.

Kurah made the submission after he led 32 witnesses who testified against the Independent National Electoral Commission () on its alleged poor handling of the governorship election in the state.

The Petitioners had presented 32 out of the 685 witnesses within 48 hours, between Tuesday and Wednesday.

The Petitioners have 14 days to present all the 685 witnesses they assembled to tackle on alleged irregularities during the election.

Kurah also told the Tribunal that he needed time off to attend to some personal and official matters.

He said he had consulted and was in agreement with the lead Counsel to the three respondents (, El-Rufai and INEC) in the prayers for adjournment.

You may also like:  Governor Amosun visits Buhari in Abuja

Abdulhakeem Mustapha (SAN), Ibrahim Bawa (SAN) and Aliyu Umar (SAN), Lead Counsel to El-Rufai, and INEC respectively said they had agreed on the proposed adjournment to allow them time to rest.

Justice Ibrahim Bako, Chairman of the three-member Tribunal said he would rule on the application but with an amendment to sit half-day on Friday and full day on Saturday.

ALSO READ: FG advises Nigerians to disregard rumour of new Ebola case

The Tribunal sitting has been adjourned till Thursday, for the petitioners to present more witnesses.

Before the adjournment, Bako had admitted 16 witnesses from Kaduna North Local Government area.

The witnesses went through 10 minutes each of rigorous questions from the examination in chief and 15 minutes cross examination from each of the respondents counsel.(

Join us on Telegram

Are you a Role Model? Are you Ajibotic(beautiful)? Are you a Slay Queen?

Ajibotic offers an opportunity for those who has the above qualities or more to express themselves in a special column titled "Babes"

Be the first of your Friends to Appear on the Page. It's Absolutely Free!

Get Started Now!!

Trending!

Imo: Appeal Court reserves judgment in APC appeal seeking to sack Reps member

Spread the love The Abuja division of the Court of Appeal, on Wednesday reserved judgment …