The Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) has struck out some portions of the reply filed by Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) including that where they accused President Bola Tinubu of having dual citizenship.
In a ruling read by Justice Boloukuoromo Ugo, the court also rejected the aspect where the petituoners claimed that Tinubu was not qualified on grounds of alleged criminal conviction and criminal forfeiture in the United States.
The court held that the information contained in the reply was an attempt to smuggle in fresh evidence to cover for the information they failed to provide in their petiton in support if their claim that Tinubu was not qualified.
It also held that the two witnesses statements and other documents filed along with the reply were inadmissible.
The court has also struck out evidence of some witnesses, whose written statements were not filed alsong with the petition, along with documents that were the deted through them.