Tribunal Dismisses All Election Petitions Tendered by Obi, LP, Atiku, APM Against Tinubu.

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    The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal PEPT has dismissed certain paragraphs in the case brought by Peter Obi, the Labour Party Presidential candidate, due to their inclusion of vague and generic allegations.

    Justice Abba Mohammed, a member of the tribunal’s five-member panel, delivered the lead judgment.

    In the petition marked CA/PEPC/03/2023, Obi and the Labour Party (LP) contested the validity of the election that saw Tinubu assume office on May 29.

    The European Union Election Observers Mission report from the February 25th presidential election, submitted by Peter Obi and the Labour Party, was also rejected.

    The tribunal affirmed INEC’s authority and discretion in results transmission, stating that the 25% requirement for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) was no different from that of other states.

    Regarding LP’s attempt to prove Tinubu’s conviction in the United States, the tribunal found insufficient evidence. Additionally, the court struck down the Allied Peoples Movement’s petitions against President Bola Tinubu and Vice President Kashim Shettima, citing a lack of merit.

    The rejection of the report was based on the fact that it was not presented by an official from the organization responsible for its creation and custody.

    The court also declined to admit 18,088 blurred results sheets submitted by the petitioners, as they were not clearly tied to specific polling units mentioned in the petition.

    It’s worth noting that the actual copy of the report had been previously submitted by Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party during their petition before the tribunal, as reported by The PUNCH.