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Presidential Tribunal: INEC Rejects Documents Presented By Peter Obi, Labour Party



The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday rejected some documents tendered before the election Petition Court by Peter Obi and the Labour Party (LP), in their suit challenging the victory of President Bola Tinubu.

Obi and the Labour Party presented copies of election results contained in Forms EC 8As from six states of the federation, in support of their petition.

In their joint petition marked CA/PEPC/03/2023, Obi and his Labour Party are contending that President Tinubu was not the valid winner of the February 25 presidential election in Nigeria.

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They are debating the eligibility of Tinubu to participate in the presidential contest.

When proceedings resumed on Friday, the petitioners tendered further election results in six other states including Adamawa Bayelsa, Oyo, Edo, Lagos and Akwa Ibom apart from the ones presented on Thursday.

However, the counsel to INEC, Kemi Pinheiro (SAN), opposed the admissibility of the additional results from Rivers State, which it said were “strange” to it.

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