Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, has filed a petition to challenge the 2023 presidential election, which resulted in All Progressives Congress President-elect Bola Tinubu.
Recall that the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, declared Tinubu the president-elect on March 1, saying he received 8,805,835 votes more than his rivals.
Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party received 6,984,640 votes, while Obi received 6,096,017 votes.
However, Obi and Atiku demanded that the results be annulled, claiming that the electoral umpire failed to electronically upload results from polling units to the INEC Results Viewing Portal on time.
Based on the electoral act, litigants have 21 days from the conclusion of the election to fill their petitions.
Creebhills.com was informed on Tuesday by a member of staff of the Presidential Election Petition Registry that Obi’s legal team filed his petition on Monday evening, one day to the expiration of the deadline.
Based on the development, a Presidential Election Tribunal will fix a date to start presiding over the petition.
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