The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Abuja has set aside August 21 for parties to adopt their final addresses.


Chairman of the Tribunal, Justice Mohammed Garba, adjourned at the resumed hearing on Thursday after the respondents closed their cases.

Earlier, counsels to the petitioners and the respondents adopted the date after President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) closed their case.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, had filed a petition to challenge the victory of President Buhari in the February 23 presidential election.

Two days after opening his defence in the petition, President Buhari through his counsel and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr Wole Olanipekun, closed his case on Thursday.

On its part, the APC said it would not to call witnesses in the petition of the PDP and the former vice president.
Counsel to the ruling party and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr Lateef Fagbemi, also informed the court that the APC has decided to close their case.