Tribunal reserves judgment in Obi, LP’s petition against Tinubu

The Presidential Election Petition Court, PEPC, on Tuesday reserved judgment in a petition by Labour Party, LP, and its Presidential candidate in the February 25, poll, Mr. Peter Obi, challenging President Bola Tinubu.

Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had declare Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress, APC, winner of the poll.

Obi and LP had challenged INEC’s declaration of Tinubu as winner of the poll.

Meanwhile, respondents in the petition include INEC, President Tinubu and Vice president Kashim Shettima and APC.

The tribunal headed by Justice Haruna Tsammani reserved judgment after parties adopted their final written addresses.

Presidential Election Petition Court, PEPC

The date for judgment will be communicated to parties.

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Adopting their final written addresses, INEC counsel, Abubakar Mahmoud, SAN, urged the court to uphold their objections and take the petition as lacking in merit and should be dismissed.

Similarly, Wole Olanipekun , SAN counsel for Tinubu and Shettima urged the court to dismiss the petition for lacking in merit, contending that the petitioners have abandoned their petition.

Also, counsel for APC, Lateef Fagbemi, SAN aligned with the submissions of Mahmoud and Olanipekun and further contended that the petition was ambitious

Responding, petitioners counsel, Livy Uzoukwu, SAN, argued that the respondents had laboured in vain to understand the importance of IreV.

He argued that their witness told the court during his evidence how important the IreV was, adding that the election can not said to be credible if INEC can give Certified true copy (CTC) of 8,123 of blurred result sheets.

He contended that there was no glitches as claimed by the respondents, adding that the petitioners have proved their petition particularly in the allegations of non compliance.

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