Labour Party Submits Election Results from 17 States, Questions Tinubu’s Victory

Labour Party Submits Election Results from 17 States, Questions Tinubu’s Victory

…By Larry John for TDPel Media.

Labour Party (LP) has raised doubts about President Bola Tinubu’s victory in the presidential election, submitting election results from 17 states to the presidential election tribunal.

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During Tuesday’s hearing on the joint petition filed by the LP and their presidential candidate, Peter Obi, the party’s lawyer, Ben Anichebe, presented the submitted documents known as Forms EC8B, which primarily contain ward-level election results.

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The court accepted these documents as exhibits.

The states involved in this challenge include Adamawa, Bayelsa, Benue, Kogi, Nasarawa, Niger, Ondo, Sokoto, Delta, Ekiti, Imo, Kaduna, Oyo, Cross River, Edo, Akwa Ibom, and Lagos.

Objections Raised by INEC, President Tinubu’s Representatives, and APC

Representing the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Kemi Pinheiro contested the admissibility of the documents.

President Tinubu’s representatives, including Mike Igbokwe, and the All Progressives Congress (APC), represented by Lawan Yusufa, also raised objections.

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However, all respondents decided to reserve their objections until the final address.

Consequently, the hearing on the petition has been adjourned to June 7.

Disputed Election Result and Challenging Candidates

President Tinubu, the APC’s flagbearer, was declared the winner of the election held on February 25 with 8,794,726 votes.

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However, the LP’s Peter Obi and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Atiku Abubakar, have contested this result.

Initially, the LP stated its intention to challenge Tinubu’s victory in only 18 states, but now they have submitted election results from 17 states to the tribunal, raising further questions about the legitimacy of the outcome.

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