A former Senator who represented Kogi East Senatorial District, Alex Usman Kadiri, has knocked lawyers who represented various petitioners at the 2023 Presidential Election Petition Tribunal for leaving so many loopholes in their cases.
According to him, it is shameful the way the tribunal judges were pointing out the loopholes in cases that had about 100 Senior Advocates of Nigeria in court.
The tribunal judges led by Justice Haruna Tsammani on September 6, dismissed the petitions filed by Peter Obi of the Labour Party, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party and of the Allied Peoples Movement.
The Appellate Court also affirmed the victory of President Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress.
The News Agency of Nigeria reported that speaking on the development during an interaction with judges in Abuja, Kadiri took a swipe at the lawyers for raising the hope of Nigerians on expecting so much from the tribunal but failing to do their work properly by allowing so many loopholes in their argument.
He said, “Now we have almost 100 senior advocates in court. If all these loopholes were there, why did they put Nigerians through the expectation of getting a verdict different from what they got?”