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Tribunal: Tinubu, APC Close Defence in Petition Filed by Peter Obi, LP

The Star Witness for the APC, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, told the court that there is no record of criminal proceedings or conviction of Senator Bola Tinubu in the United States of America.

By Lucky Obewo-Isawode

President Bola Tinubu and the All Progressives Congress on Wednesday closed their defence in the petition filed by Mr Peter Obi and Labour Party (LP).

Lawyers to President Tinubu and the APC who called Senator Opeyemi Bamidele as their star witness informed the court that they have established their case through the witness and do not need to call another witness in the matter.

The witness who is a practicing Attorney in the United States of America and currently the Majority Leader of the Senate, in his evidence told the court that their is no record of criminal proceedings or conviction of Senator Bola Tinubu in the United States of America.

Senator Bamidele in his witness deposition further told the court that their is a shortfall of ten thousand, nine hundred and twenty-nine votes in the votes recorded for Senator Bola Tinubu in Kano state.

Earlier, the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) admitted the Chicago State university records of President Bola Tinubu who formally opened his defence in a petition filed against his electoral victory by the Labour Party (LP) and its presidential candidate, Peter Obi.

At the resumed hearing of the petition, the defence tendered educational documents to establish Tinubu’s attendance and graduation at the American University comprising of the admission letter offered the president by the institution, as well as a United States of America visa from 2011 to 2021, among others.

Lawyers to President Tinubu also presented the membership register of the Labour Party in Anambra State to prove its case that Peter Obi was not qualified to contest the 2023 presidential election on the platform of the LP, as at the time of the election.

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