Petitioners No Longer Need To Call Witnesses From All The Polling Units To Prove Their Cases – Monday Ubani
A Nigerian lawyer, Monday Ubani, has stated that although there are some improvements in the Nigerian judicial system, he does not believe that it is possible to finish the presidential election tribunal case within one week.
Monday Ubani went on to say that part of the improvement that has been introduced I the judiciary is that unlike before, petitioners are no longer required to provide witnesses from all the polling units in other to prove their case before the tribunal.
Monday Ubani disclosed that before now, petitioners were required to provide thousands of witnesses from all the polling units in other to prove their case in court, however, the new electoral act has made it possible for the petitioner to gather all the documents and get one competent witness can tender the documents to the court.
Monday Ubani revealed that the manual way INEC did things in the past was what made it compulsory that all the witnesses from all the polling units must appear before the court. However, the introduction of technology Hass made things easier to the extent that just one competent witness is enough for the court.