Tribunal Fixes May 10 to Pre-hear Labour Party, APP’s Petitions Against Tinubu

The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal in Abuja has adjourned the pre-hearing of a petition by Labour Party’s Peter Obi to May 10.

Obi who came third distance in the February 25 presidential election is challenging the victory of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) declared the winner by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

According to a live update by Daily Trust, the tribunal also fixed May 10 for the pre-hearing of a petition submitted by All People’s Party (APP).

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Earlier, counsel to APP, Obed Agu, said he has filed a pre-hearing application for the APC and Tinubu to concede the election before the matter because of the weight of evidence at APP’s disposal showing Tinubu didn’t win the election.

But lawyers to APC and Tinubu, Lateef Fagbemi and Wole Olanipekun, both Senior Advocates of Nigeria, informed the tribunal that they will deal with the issues at the right time.

The party believes the APC and Tinubu did not score the majority of lawful votes cast in the election, including the mandatory 25 per cent of the votes in the FCT.

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It argued that INEC failed to comply with the provision of the Electoral Act, 2023 by non-transmission of results, which robbed them of their victory in the election, adding that the election was marred by corrupt practices with the election results compromised in nine states.  

APP and its presidential candidate, Simon Nnadi, are asking the tribunal to disqualify the presidential candidate of the APC, Bola Tinubu, over his alleged non-qualification to contest the election.

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