Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday made his first appearance at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja, since its inauguration. The party chieftain arrived the courtroom about 9:36 a.m. barely some few minutes before the five-man panel led by Justice Mohammed Garba started sitting.
Oshiomole, reportedly sat in between the pioneer Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and leader of the APC from Adamawa State, Nuhu Ribadu, to his right, and a PDP leader, Tom Ikimi, to his left. On Ikimi’s left was the National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Kola Ologbondiyan.
When proceedings began, Oshiomhole announced himself as representing both Buhari and the APC, the second and the third respondents to the petition. Ologbodinyan represented the PDP.
Recall that the Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate in the February 23rd presidential poll, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, are challenging the victory of APC and its candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari, at the poll.