Atiku, PDP Approach Court To Challenge Tinubu’s Presidential Victory


Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, have approached the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal to challenge the declaration of Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress as the winner of the February 25th presidential elections.

The filing which was confirmed by Tuesday evening is marked CA/PEPC/05/2023 and has as petitioners Atiku Abubakar and the PDP.

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Listed as 1st to 3rd respondents in the petition are the Independent National Electoral Commission, Bola Tinubu, and the APC.

This is coming shortly after the Labour Party and its candidate, Peter Obi filed a petition at the election petitions tribunal in Abuja, challenging Tinubu’s status as the winner of the February 25, 2023, presidential election.

The petition marked: CA/PEPC/03/2023, has INEC; Tinubu; his running mate, Senator Kashim Shettima, and the APC as the 1st to 4th respondents.

The petitioners are praying for the tribunal to declare that Tinubu was not duly elected by a majority of the lawful votes cast at the election. They want an order mandating INEC to retrieve the certificate of return issued to the APC candidate and issue a fresh one to Obi.

INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, had on March 1 declared Tinubu president-elect on grounds that his party scored a majority of votes cast at the poll.

In the results announced Tinubu polled 8,805,835 votes to emerge victorious.

Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party who came second scored 6,984,640 votes, while Obi scored 6,101,533 votes.


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