The Presidential Election Tribunal on Monday admitted 48 video compact discs in evidence from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, in the suit challenging President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory.
The Justice Mohammed Garba-led five-man tribunal also ordered viewing of the discs in open court.
According to te tribunal, the objection by Buhari and the APC team was baseless as the 48 videos sought to the tendered by the petitioners were covered by the agreement reached at the pre-hearing session in respect of the case.
The tribunal unanimously held that as it had been done in respect of other exhibits tendered by the petitioners in line with the pre-hearing agreement, the respondents could only raise their objection to the admissibility of video exhibits and give reasons for it at the final address stage.
The petitioners’ lawyer, Chief Chris Uche (SAN), had earlier on Monday presented three witnesses, and he introduced the media adviser and spokesperson for Atiku, Mr. Segun Showunmi, as the petitioners’ next witness to be presented.
He also indicated that there would be the need to play a video clip to the tribunal in the course of Showunmi’s testimony.