Tribunal shuts down APC lawyer Charles Uwensuyi-Edosomwan for interruption

Lawyer Charles Uwensuyi-Edosomwan

Justices delivering judgments at the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal on Wednesday shut down a counsel for the All Progressives Congress (APC) Charles Uwensuyi-Edosomwan for interruption.

The tribunal consisting of five justices and led by Justice Haruna Tsammani resumed at 9 am.

Eight hours later, around 5 pm, Uwensuyi-Edosomwan asked the court to be brief and either “dismiss or allow” the petitions of the Labour Party and its presidential candidate, Peter Obi; against the victory of President Bola Tinubu of the APC.

“I have listened to your Lordship’s eloquent judgement,” Uwensuyi-Edosomwan interjected.


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“You don’t have to interrupt judgment, we are delivering judgment and we are still on,” one of the justices told Uwensuyi-Edosomwan, a senior advocate of Nigeria. “You don’t have to suggest to us how to deliver judgment.”

“You don’t have to suggest to us how to deliver judgment. So, you seriously think that all five of us wouldn’t know that?” one of the justices queried.

Uwensuyi-Edosomwan subsequently apologised and took his seat for the judgment to resume.