BREAKING: Tribunal strikes out Obi’s petition against Tinubu’s victory

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has dismissed the petition of the Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party (LP), challenging the victory of President Bola Tinubu in the February 25 presidential election.

The tribunal in its ruling on Wednesday, struck out all of Obi’s issues in the petition for lack of merit.

The tribunal ruled on the following cases:

– Allegation of double nomination raised against Vice-President Kashim Shettima was false, so his nomination as Tinubu’s running mate was valid.

– Tinubu was qualified to contest the 25 February election

– 10 out of 13 witnesses of Peter Obi not competent to testify.

– EU report on the outcome of the 2023 election was inadmissible.

– The reports tendered by Mr Obi’s expert witnesses lacked probative value.

– The US court’s judgement ordering the forfeiture Mr Tinubu’s $460,000 in a drugs-related case does not disqualify him from running for the presidency.

– Failure of INEC to upload the photographic copies of polling unit results to IReV real time does not invalidate the election.

– INEC is not bound to transmit election results electronically.

– No evidence to show that INEC deliberately refused to upload copies of polling unit results to IReV in order to manipulate it.

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