Tinubu in Trouble As Court Admits Final Results in LP, Obi’s Petition
Peter Obi and the Labour Party (LP) have tendered in evidence the final results for the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
According to the LP’s tabulation, the final results were labelled Form EC8D(a). It was tendered by Paul Annanaba, SAN, on behalf of the party and Obi.
It is part of the evidence in support of the petition protesting the outcome of the February 25 elections at the Presidential Election Petition Court.
AttNews Nigeria reports that the LP and its candidate, Peter Obi, are challenging the conduct of the presidential election in which Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress was declared the winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Following no objection from the respondents, the five-person panel of the tribunal, headed by Justice Haruna Tsammani, admitted the national document as evidenced in the petition by Obi.
Obi also tendered evidence in support of their petition against Tinubu’s return through form EC8Cs from 13 states: Bayelsa, Benue, Cross-river, Ebonyi, Edo, Lagos, Niger, Ondo, Oyo, Rivers, Sokoto, Ekiti and Delta.
The form EC8C is used for collating election results at the local government level.
The results recorded at ward levels are entered into the form by electoral officials. But the respondents, through their counsel, all objected to the admissibility of the form EC8Cs.
They informed the court that they would explain the reasons behind their objections in their final written addresses.