The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Monday granted the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the February 23, 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar their request to play video evidence.
In doing so, the tribunal overruled the objection by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate at the polls, President Muhammadu Buhari to the request.
The five-man tribunal led by Justice Mohammed Garba held that the objection by the respondents was baseless as the 48 video compact discs sought to be tendered by the petitioners as evidence were covered by the agreement reached at the pre-hearing session of the case .
The Tribunal went on to admit the VCDs as Exhibits P36 to P83 while the certificate of compliance with the provision of the Evidence Act accompanying the exhibits was admitted as Exhibit 84 .
Earlier, lawyer to the PDP and Atiku, Chris Uche (SAN) presented three witnesses and introduced the Media Adviser and spokesperson for Atiku, Mr. Segun Showunmi as the petitioners’ next witness.
Umeh also disclosed that there would be the need to play a video clip to the tribunal in the course of Showunmi’s testimony .