The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal has begun shearing on the case of Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) challenging the victory of President, Bola Tinubu at the 2023 poll resumes sitting today, Monday, June 5.
Atiku is challenging the declaration of President Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the sole winner of the February 25 poll, under the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar; the Labour Party and its candidate, Peter Obi; and the Allied Peoples’ Movement (APM) are the petitioners.
On the other hand, the respondents include the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Tinubu, Vice-President Kashim Shettima, and the APC.
According to results declared by INEC, Tinubu, 71, got 8,794,726 votes, 76-year-old Atiku polled 6,984,520 votes and Obi, 61, finished the race with 6,101,533.
This was the first presidential election to deploy the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) — an electronic system for accrediting voters before voting and transmitting results to the INEC server — as well as the INEC Results Viewing Portal (IReV).
More details soon…