Election Tribunal: Obi Tenders More Exhibits As Evidence Against Tinubu

On Tuesday, the Labour Party (LP) and its presidential candidate, Peter Obi, presented additional evidence against the declaration of Bola Tinubu as the winner of the presidential election.

The Presidential Election Petition Court accepted the exhibits, which primarily consisted of result sheets and reports used by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) during the election.

The LP and Obi are disputing the outcome of the election, in which Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was declared the elected president by INEC.

During the proceedings, Peter Afoba, SAN, the counsel for the LP and Obi, submitted forms EC40GPU and EC40G1, which are summaries of registered voters in polling units and local governments where elections were either cancelled or did not take place.

The presentation included 45 EC40GPU forms from 10 local government areas in Niger State, 23 forms from seven local government areas in Osun, 17 forms from three local government areas in Edo State, and 52 EC40GPU forms from five local government areas in Sokoto.

Obi also presented 15 forms of EC40G from eight local government areas in Osun State, 12 forms of EC40G1 from 12 local government areas in Edo, 15 forms of EC40G from four local government areas in Sokoto, and nine forms of EC40G1 from two local government areas in Sokoto.

The petitioners additionally tendered five reports on the conduct of the election in Niger State and eight reports in Edo to support their allegations of malpractices during the election. INEC Results Viewing reports from 21 local government areas in Adamawa State, 20 in Ogun State, 16 in Ekiti State, 19 in Rivers State, and 25 in Akwa Ibom State were also presented.

Despite objections raised by the respondents in the petition, including INEC, Tinubu, Vice-President Kashim Shetima, and the All Progressives Congress (APC), the chairman of the PEPC, Justice Haruna Tsammani, admitted the exhibits as evidence.

Furthermore, the court adjourned further hearings in the petition until June 14.

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