Tribunal affirms President Tinubu ‘s election, dismisses Atiku, Obi’s petitions

Peter Obi (Labour Party), Bola Tinubu (APC) and Atiku Abubakar (PDP)



The Presidential Election Petition Court, (PEPC) has affirmed the election of President Bola Tinubu.


The court dismissed the petitions filed by Mr Peter Obi of Labour Party and his Party and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP).


Delivering the lead judgment, Chairman of the five-member panel of justices, Justice Haruna Tsammani said that the petitioner’s had failed to prove their allegations beyond reasonable doubts.


Justice Tsammani held that the petitions, lacking in merit, were consequently dismissed.


He also ruled that all parties would bear their respective costs.


The court in the substantive judgement delivered by justice Haruna Tsammani , he resolved the four issues raised in favour of the respondents.


He held that the petitioners failed to provide the necessary facts to prove all their allegations.


He held that the petitioners failed to call agents who are on ground at the various polling units.


On the lawful valid votes, the court held that such allegations was made but no other election result was provided.


” It is settled that before a party can claim that a crime was committed such Party must proof it beyond respondents doubt.


” All issues raised been resolved against the petitioners the petition therefore,, lack merit.


Having found the three petitions to be devoured of merit, the petitions are hereby dismissed.


The three petitions are by the Allied Peoples Movement (APM), the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Mr Peter Obi and his party, the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and his party.


Speaking to newsmen after the judgment, Abubakar and Obi said they will appeal the judgments. ((NAN)


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