Court Admits Results For Seven States Tendered By Labour Party, Obi.

The court has agreed to take into consideration certain presidential election results that were given by the Labour Party and its presidential candidate, Peter Obi, in order to support their allegation that President Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) should not have won th

On Friday, the principal attorney for Obi notified the court that was sitting in Abuja that he had a schedule of further evidence that they wish to put before the court.

The attorney proceeded with the presentation of evidence (results of elections) from the states of Rivers and Kogi. As proof, the attorney presented certified true copies of election results from six local government areas (LGAs) in the state of Rivers.

In addition, results from the states of Niger, Adamawa, Oyo, Bayelsa, and Edo that were tendered by the LP were accepted.

Additionally, the petitioner provided additional certified authentic copies of election results from the Bida LGA of Niger as well as 21 LGAs from Adamawa.
Once more, attorneys for the first, second, and third respondents raised objections about whether or not the evidence should be included.

In spite of this, the court allowed the documents to be presented as evidence while it awaited the responses of the respondents, who were against the documents' eligibility to be presented as evidence.

The petitioner has provided additional evidence from a total of eight local government areas (LGAs) in Bayelsa, 31 LGAs in Oyo, and 18 LGAs in Edo.

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The Labour Party also provided further evidence from 20 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in the city of Lagos, where they alleged that their votes were not counted accurately. Apapa, Lagos Island, Lagos mainland, Ikorodu, Amuwo Odofin, Ibeju lekki, Ikeja, Ifako- Ijaye, Kosofe, and Oshodi-Isolo are some of the 20 Local Government Areas (LGAs) that have been affected.

At approximately 9:20 in the morning, Obi and Julius Abure, the National Chairman of Obi's party, arrived at the courthouse for the resumption of the hearing before the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal.

As part of his evidence to support his assertions, the Labour Party candidate presented results from 115 local government areas (LGAs) during the hearing that took place on Thursday. However, the respondents argued against the evidence that the Labour Party candidate presented.

The Labor Party and its candidate are contesting the results of the election held on February 25.The election was won by President Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Tinubu, who is 71 years old, received 8,794,726 votes and was proclaimed the winner. His closest competitor, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar (PDP), who is 76 years old, received 6,984,520 votes, while Obi finished the election with 6,101,533 votes.

 


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