Election Tribunal: Peter Obi Tenders Results Of Six States, 115 LGAs

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Peter Obi, the presidential candidate for the Labour Party, has submitted certified genuine copies of the election results from six federation states to the presidential election tribunal in Abuja.

This is to back up his claim that he won the presidential election on February 25.

Additionally, Obi submitted the outcomes from 115 Local Government Areas.

Chief Emeka Opoko, SAN, submitted Forms EC8A, which contained the election results.

The first batch of poll results presented to the court by the LP candidate, who finished third in the presidential election, came from 15 of Rivers State’s 22 LGAs, according to Vanguard.

All of the respondents in the case opposed this, the five-member panel chaired by Justice Haruna Tsammani acknowledged.

Obi’s legal team equally tendered results from 23 LGAs in Benue state, which were also admitted in evidence and marked as Exhibits PC 1 to PC 23, while results from 18 LGAs in Cross River State were added in evidence as Exhibits PD1 – PD 18.

On Niger State, Obi tendered Forms EC8A from 23 LGAs and they were admitted in evidence as Exhibits PE-1 to PE 23, as well as that of 20 LGAs in Osun state which were marked as Exhibits PF 1 – PF 20.

The last set of results the petitioners adduced and tendered in evidence before the court were from 16 LGAs in Ekiti and they were marked as Exhibits PG 1 to PG 16.

The Justice Tsammani-led panel subsequently adjourned further proceedings in the matter till Friday.

All the respondents said they would give reasons why they challenged the admissibility of the presidential election results that Obi and the LP tendered in evidence, in their final written address.

Cited as 1st to 4th respondents in the petition, are; the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, President Bola Tinubu, Vice President Kashim Shettima and the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Obi and the LP had indicated their decision to call a total of 50 witnesses in the matter.