BREAKING: Buhari, APC in early closure of defence in presidential election dispute
President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) just closed defence in the petition by Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the Presidential Erection Petition Court (PEPC).
Barr. Wole Olanipekun (SAN), Buhari’s lead lawyer and lead lawyer to the APC, Lateef Fagbemi announced that the 2nd and 3rd respondents (Buhari and APC respectively) were closing their defence in the case.
Recall that Buhari called six witnesses and tendered documents between Tuesday and Wednesday.
The defence was supposed to continue today but his lawyer told the court that, having reviewed their case and evidence led so far, they were satisfied that they had done enough to earn victory.
Fagbemi, who spoke later, also spoke in similar vein with Olanipekun and said the 3rd respondent has also decided to close its case.