Judicial Panel Validates 2023 Election Results in Seven States Presented by the Labor Party

The Presidential Election Tribunal has approved a series of presidential nominations made by the Labor Party and its presidential candidate, Peter Obi, to back up their lawsuit against President Bola Tinubu’s triumph belonging to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The legal representative for Peter Obi advised the Abuja court that he holds a list of additional proof they wish to submit before the court. He then tendered genuine, certified duplicates of INEC election results from six Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Rivers. He also handed over Kogi State electoral results. The court similarly approved the Labor Party’s evidence from Niger, Adamawa, Oyo, Bayelsa, and Edo states. The part also comprised more verified, genuine copies of the election results from the Bida LGA in Niger and all 21 LGAs in Adamawa.

The Labor Party further supplied evidence from twenty LGAs in Lagos, alleging their votes were underestimated. Among the impacted twenty LGAs are Apapa, Lagos Island, Lagos mainland, Ikorodu, Amuwo Odofin, Ibeju Lekki, Ikeja, Ifako-Ijaye, Kosofe, and Oshodi-Isolo.

Peter Afuba, SAN, a representative for the petitioner, asked the court to treat all certified election results duplicates introduced in court as read, post-state evidence presentation.

However, the legal professionals for the first, second, third, and fourth defendants declined to agree because of their prior objections to accepting such documents.

The Labor Party and its representative are challenging President Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) victory in the elections held on February 25.

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