The Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC), directed all parties to appear before it on Tuesday to adopt their final briefs of arguments in the petitions seeking to nullify the victory of President Bola Tinubu.
The five-member panel of justices of the PREPEC led by Justice Haruna Tsammani, concluded its hearing of Mr Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) petitions on July 5.
While Obi closed his case after he called 13 witnesses that testified and tendered several documentary exhibits, Atiku produced 27 witnesses and equally tendered exhibits before the Court.
The evidence tendered includes polling units’ results, wards’ results, local government areas and states’ results, as well as the final result.
Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), Tinubu, and the All Progressive Congress had stated that they would be calling several witnesses to defend the results of the presidential poll, however, both INEC and President Tinubu wrapped up their defense in both cases with one witness each, while the APC adopted the witness brought by Tinubu and Shettima.
It will be recalled that the INEC had on March 1, announced that Bola Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) won the presidential election held on February 25.
According to the electoral body, Tinubu scored a total of 8,794,726 votes, Atiku came second with a total of 6,984,520 votes, and Obi came third with a total of 6,101,533 votes.
However, dissatisfied with the outcome of the election, Atiku and Obi approached the Court to invalidate it.
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