Headlines of major Nigerian newspapers focus on the undying resolve of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate at the February 23 election, Atiku Abubakar, to challenge the results of the poll.
Punch reports that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate at the February 23 election, Atiku Abubakar, on Monday, July 8, presented petitions challenging the results of the general polls in 11 states.
One of the PDP witnesses at the presidential election tribunal in Abuja before Justice Mohammed Garba was Buba Galadima, who was a former ally of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Guardian reports that President Buhari on Monday kicked against the admission of his own bio-data which was submitted to the Independent National Election (INEC) for the presidential poll.
The document was objected to by the leader of the president's legal team, Chief Wale Olanipekun (SAN). Olanipekun said that his reason for taking such stance will be revealed in due time at the tribunal.
Vanguard reports that three personnel of INEC testified before the tribunal that they were made to transmit the results of the general elections to the body's central server.
The INEC officers speaking before Justice Garba said that the information captured with the Smart Card readers were transmitted to the server through a code given to them to use under duress.
This Day reports that one of the INEC officer, Peter Obi, who worked as an ad-hoc staff at the Information Communication and Technology (ICT) department, said that polls results were transmitted to the electoral body's central server.
Obi testified: "I am an ICT expert who transmitted results to INEC server. I was trained by INEC as a Registration Area Technician for the transmission of election results."
The Nation reports that the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, on Monday said that former President Olusegun Obasanjo constitutes Nigeria's foremost problem. Oba Akiolu was speaking on the controversial agreement between the Alliance for Democracy (AD)'s governors and Obasanjo who eyed a second term through the PDP.
On the issue, Aikolu said: "I advised Tinubu not to coorperate with Obasanjo. I said, don't trust a soldier. The main problem we have in Nigeria is Obasanjo."
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