Legal Twist in Presidential Election Petitions: Allegations of Gender Misrepresentation Against Tinubu

Legal Twist in Presidential Election Petitions: Allegations of Gender Misrepresentation Against Tinubu

…By Judah Olanisebee for TDPel Media.

Allegations of Gender Misrepresentation and Legal Evidence Presented

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In a surprising turn of events at the Presidential Election Petitions Court, a witness representing the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, made startling allegations against President Bola Tinubu.

The witness, Mike Enahoro-Ebah, brought forward evidence suggesting that Tinubu had identified himself as a woman during his application to Chicago State University in the United States.

The allegations made by the PDP’s witness, if proven true, could have significant implications on Tinubu’s credibility and may raise questions about his integrity.

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This unexpected revelation adds a new dimension to the ongoing legal battle between Atiku Abubakar and President Tinubu.

Evidence from a 1977 Transcript and Court Judgement Presented

Enahoro-Ebah presented a transcript from South West College in the US, dated 1977, where Tinubu allegedly used the name ‘Bola Adekunle Tinubu’ and identified his gender as female.

Additionally, the PDP presented a US court judgement relating to the forfeiture of $460,000 and a Guinean passport that were supposedly linked to Tinubu.

The introduction of these pieces of evidence by the PDP aims to challenge Tinubu’s credibility and reputation.

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The court will need to thoroughly evaluate the authenticity and relevance of these documents to determine their impact on the ongoing legal proceedings.

Objections and Cross-Examination

During the court proceedings, objections were raised by the counsel for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Tinubu’s counsel, and the representative for the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The panel of five justices, led by Justice Haruna Tsammani, carefully considered the evidence presented.

When cross-examined by INEC’s counsel, Enahoro-Ebah denied personally incurring significant expenses for the case against Tinubu, stating that their US legal partner obtained the documents free of charge.

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Furthermore, the witness expressed his disappointment over the defeat of his candidate, Atiku Abubakar, in the presidential election held on February 25, 2023.

The cross-examination of the witness by INEC’s counsel attempts to scrutinize the credibility and motives of the witness, as well as shed light on the source and veracity of the presented evidence.

The disappointment expressed by the witness further emphasizes the high stakes and political nature of the ongoing legal battle between Atiku Abubakar and President Tinubu.

In conclusion, the allegations made against President Tinubu regarding gender misrepresentation during his application to a US university and the presentation of legal evidence add complexity to the presidential election petitions.

The court’s assessment of the evidence and its subsequent decision will determine the impact on the ongoing legal dispute between Atiku Abubakar and President Tinubu.

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