Court admits results from 342 LGA in 17 states at hearing in Obi’s petitioner

The Justice Haruna Tsammani-led Presidential Election Petition Court, PEPC, sitting in Abuja, on Tuesday, admitted presidential election results from 342 Local Government Areas in 17 states across the country at the resumed hearing in the petition by Labour Party, LP and its presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi the February 25, poll.

LP and Obi are in their petition, challenging the declaration of President Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress, APC, by Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, as winner of the presidential poll.

The court admitted the evidence as exhibits, despite objections raised by Tinubu, APC and INEC.

LP and Obi are contending in their petition, that Tinubu was not the valid winner of the election and that he (Tinubu) was not qualified to participate in the presidential poll.

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They are also arguing that at the time Tinubu’s running mate, Kashim Shettima, became the Vice Presidential candidate, he was still the nominated candidate of the APC for the Borno Central Senatorial election.
They also argue that Tinubu was not eligible to contest the presidential election, alleging that he was previously indicted and fined the sum of $460,000.00 by the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, in Case No: 93C 4483, for an offence involving dishonesty and drug trafficking.

Results tendered and admitted as evidence at Tuesday hearing, include results from 21 LGAs in Adamawa, eight LGAs in Bayelsa, 23 LGAs in Benue, 21 LGAs in Kogi, 11 LGAs in Nasarawa, 25 LGAs in Niger State, 18 LGAs in Ondo, 23 LGAs in Sokoto, 25 LGAs in Delta, 11 LGAs in Ekiti, 26 LGAs in Imo, 21 LGAs in Kaduna, 27 LGAs in Oyo, 18 LGAs in Cross River, 15 LGAs in Edo, 31 LGAs in Akwa Ibom and 20 LGAs in Lagos state.

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