Witnesses who were supposed to be testify at the ongoing hearing in the petition filed before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal by the People Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate in the 2019 general elections, Atiku Abubakar have been reportedly attacked by unknown gunmen.
Dr. Livy Uzoukwu, the lead counsel for the PDP and Atiku/Obi at the Tribunal informed the court that the witnesses were attacked on their way from their various destinations as they were coming to the court to testify against the fraud in the last February 23, 2019 elections
In view of the above information, the Trial Judge, Justice Mohammed Garba has adjourned hearing in the PDP and Atiku/Obi Petition to Monday, the 15th of July 2019.
The Atlantic Post notes that the proceedings from the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal have been generating powerful headlines in recent days and these purported attacks may not be unconnected with the fear of further revelations from the witnesses being called by the PDP/Atiku/Obi legal team.
The party concluded by encouraging Nigerians to join their effort to #RescueNigeria.