Tinubu’s Legal Team Opposes Use of BVAS Voter Data in Election Challenge; Atiku Presents Limited Results

…By Dorcas Funmi for TDPel Media. President Bola Tinubu’s legal team expressed their opposition to the use of voter data obtained from the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) machines used in the 2023 presidential election.


Contesting the credibility of the printouts provided by his opponent, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Tinubu’s lawyers made their case.

Atiku Presents Limited Election Results, INEC Raises Reservations

Atiku Abubakar insisted that the documents he presented were related to the results from 33 states of the federation, excluding Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, and Lagos states.

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Represented by Chris Uche, the documents were submitted by a member of his legal team, Prof. Eyitayo Jegede.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) expressed reservations about the admissibility of the documents, except for the data from Kogi, Sokoto, and Rivers states.

APC Supports Tinubu’s Stance, Court Admits BVAS Documents as Evidence

The All Progressives Congress (APC), Tinubu’s party, supported their candidate’s opposition to the use of BVAS voter data.

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Despite objections, Justice Haruna Tsammani’s panel admitted the BVAS documents as evidence, marking them as Exhibits PT 1 to PT 33.


Atiku also presented election results from Abia, Bayelsa, Kaduna, and Ogun states, which the court accepted as evidence.

Labour Party’s Candidate Requests Adjournment, Further Proceedings Postponed

In a related development, the Labour Party’s candidate, Peter Obi, requested a postponement of the hearing due to the sudden illness of two key members of his legal team.

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This adjournment was agreed upon by all parties involved, pushing further proceedings to Thursday.

Atiku and Obi Challenge Election Validity, Seek Revocation of Certificate of Return

Both Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi are challenging the validity of the presidential election and are requesting the revocation of the Certificate of Return issued to President Tinubu by INEC.

Their claims revolve around alleged corrupt practices, Tinubu’s eligibility, and non-compliance with the Electoral Act, 2022.


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