2023 Elections: Court fixes Aug. 1 for adoption in Atiku, Obi’s petitions against Tinubu, INEC


The Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) has fixed tomorrow for all parties to adopt their written addresses in the petitions filed by Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) against the declaration of President Bola Tinubu as winner of the February 25 presidential election.

After the scheduled adoption processes, the Justice Haruna Tsammani-led five-member panel will then fix a date for judgment in the two petitions.

Atiku and Obi before closing their individual petitions called in a total of 40 witnesses to substantiate their allegations against the February 25 presidential poll that returned Tinubu of the APC as president.

To buttress their individual petitions and convince the justices to sack Tinubu as President, while Atiku called 27 witnesses, Obi called 13, including experts and INEC’s adhoc workers who acted as Presiding Officers during the election.

The petitioners had brought in video evidence which was played before the panel showing Mahmood and INEC’s National Commissioner for Information and Voter Education, assuring Nigerians and the international community that there is no going back on electronic transmission of election results.

Besides the testimonies of the witnesses, the petitioners presented before the court bundles of evidence such as polling units’ results, wards’ results, local government areas’ results, states’ results as well as the final result, which they said INEC manipulated to make Tinubu president.

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