A minor drama occurred during the resumed hearing of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Wednesday, just as the doors to the courtroom were opened for lawyers and others to enter.
The drama occurred between two factions of the Labour Party (LP) over who should appear in court.
The justices arrived to commence the day’s proceedings and also refused to acknowledge the representation of the party aside the presidential candidate of the party, Peter Obi, who is present in court.
The Tribunal refused to take an appearance for the LP as acting National Chairman of the party, Lamidi Apapa, as well as the National Women’s Leader of the party, Dudu Manugu, tried to make an appearance for Labour Party when the petition was called.
Justice Haruna Tsamani noted that if two persons are making an appearance for the party, they will not be put on record.
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