NIGERIA- The 2019 Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) has begun its sitting in Abuja with a promise to be fair to all parties in the four petitions presented before it.
The petitioners are challenging the outcome of the last presidential election, won by the incumbent President Buhari and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The President of the Court of Appeal (PCA), who is heading the tribunal’s five-man panel, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, gave the assurance when she spoke at the tribunal’s inaugural sitting, held at the Abuja division of the Court of Appeal today Wednesday, May 8th.
Justice Bulkachuwa said:
“We assure all stakeholders that each litigant will be given equal opportunity to present his case in a mature manner before us. As we gather in this honourable courtroom today, I wish to use this opportunity to reassure Nigerians and friends of Nigeria, that the Court of Appeal will work in accordance and within the dictates of the Constitution, the law and international best practices, to dispense justices to all, without fear or favour, affection or ill will.”