Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), and his party have filed a petition against the declaration of Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the February 25 presidential election.
iexclusivenews reports that they have presented INEC form EC8A from six states as evidence to support their claim.
What is INEC form EC8A?
INEC form EC8A is a document that shows the results of the presidential election at the polling unit level. It contains information such as the number of registered voters, accredited voters, valid votes, rejected votes, and votes for each candidate.
Which states did Peter Obi and Labour Party present INEC form EC8A from?
Peter Obi and Labour Party presented INEC form EC8A from the following states:
– Benue: 23 local government areas (LGAs) out of 23
– Rivers: 15 LGAs out of 23
– Niger: 23 LGAs out of 25
– Osun: 20 LGAs out of 30
– Ekiti: 16 LGAs out of 16
– Oyo: 18 LGAs out of 33
The total number of LGAs covered by the petitioners is 115 out of 150.
How did the court react to the petitioners’ evidence?
The presiding Justice of the five-member panel of Justices of the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC), Justice Haruna Tsammani admitted all the documents tendered by the petitioners, despite objections raised by INEC, Tinubu, Kashim Shettima, and the APC, who are the first to fourth respondents in the petition.
The respondents said they would give reasons for their objection at the address stage.
The court also advised Obi’s lawyer, Chief Emeka Okpoko, (SAN) to arrange the documents in sequential order to save time for the court.
What is the next step for the petition?
The hearing in the petition continues on Friday, June 2, 2023. The petitioners are expected to present more evidence and witnesses to prove their case.
iexclusivenews Nigeria will keep you updated on this developing story.
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