Mr Labaran Maku, former Minister of Information and governorship candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), in Nasarawa during general elections in April, will call 60 witnesses to testify in his petition.Labaran Maku

Maku lost the election to the incumbent Gov. Umaru Al-Makura of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Justice Halima Mohammed, Chairman of the Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Lafia granted Maku permission to present the witnesses at commencement of the pre-trial session on Monday.

The tribunal also granted Al-Makura permission to present 50 witnesses to defend the petition against him by Maku.

The judge said the tribunal would be allotting five minutes to each of the witnesses to enable it conclude the case within the 180 days prescribed by law. The matter was adjourned to June 29 for continuation of hearing.

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