The Presidential Election Petition Court has finally consolidated the three petitions filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Labour Party (LP), and the Allied Peoples’ Movement (APM), and their presidential candidates against the conduct and outcome of the 25th of February election which was reportedly won by Bola Tinubu and the All Progressives Party (APC).
It was gathered that the decision was against the wishes of both the president-elect and the ruling APC who had raised objections against the merger of the petitions.
After the ruling, the court announced that trial in the consolidated petitions will commence on May 30 with the calling of witnesses by the petitioners.
The Justice Haruna Tsammani led five-member panel made this known, on Tuesday while presenting the court pre-hearing report.
All three parties are challenging the outcome of the February 25 presidential election, in which the APC candidate, Bola Tinubu, was declared the winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).