Court admits final presidential election results in Obi’s petition


In a renewed bid to justify his request for nullification of the election of President Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the last presidential election, Peter Obi, on Wednesday tendered the collated final presidential election results used in declaring Tinubu as winner of the election.

The final result was admitted by the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) without any objections from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), President Bola Tinubu, Kashim Shetima and the All Progressives Congress (APC) who are the four respondents in the petition.

Apart from not opposing the final presidential election results contained in form EC8DA, the four respondents did not also oppose deeming the vital documents as being read in the open Court.

Obi and the Labour Party LP through their lawyer, Professor Paul Ananaba, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, tendered the documents alongside several exhibits to establish the petition against Tinubu’s election.

Surprisingly, however, while the respondents vehemently opposed the admission of collated election results from the ward level, local government level, and state level, they accepted tendering the final result without any objections.

At Wednesday’s proceedings, the collated results in the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) contained in forms EC8D used by the electoral body were also tendered and admitted as exhibits.

Obi tendered collated results in 8 local government areas of Bayelsa, 23 in Benue, 18 in Cross River,10 in Ebonyi, 18 in Edo, 20 in Lagos and 25 in Niger State.

Others are 18 in Ondo, 33 in Oyo, 23 in Rivers, 23 in Sokoto, 16 in Ekiti and 25 in Delta.

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