2023 Election: Details Emerge as 4 Presidential Candidates Drag Tinubu to Court
- The victory of Bola Tinubu as the president-elect in the 2023 presidential election is being challenged by opposition parties
- No less than four presidential candidates are challenging the outcome of the poll over irregularities and lack of compliance with INEC guidelines
- Top of the list of challengers is Atiku Abubakar of the PDP and Peter Obi of the Labour Party
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Following the outcome of the February 25 presidential election that produced the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, as the president-elect, there have been agitations from opposition parties.
Currently, four of the 18 political parties that participated in the poll have initiated a legal framework against the announcement of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The petitioners on Tuesday, March 21, sought the nullification of the emergence of Bola Tinubu as the winner of the election.
Atiku, Obi, others drag Tinubu, INEC, APC to Tribunal
The list of the petitioners are:
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- Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
- Peter Obi, Labour Party (LP)
- Solomon Okangbuan, Action Alliance (AA)
- Chichi Ojei, Allied People’s Movement (APM)
In separate petitions marked CA/PEPC/03/2023, CA/PEPC/01/2023, and CA/PEPC/04/2023, the presidential candidates are challenging the poll outcome over lack of compliance with the electoral law.
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They also alleged that the election winner did not comply with the guidelines of the country's electoral commission.
The petitioners are also in court over irregularities and electoral malpractices, as INEC failed to upload the poll results on its Results Viewing Portal (IREV) from the polling units.
In the petition, INEC is the first respondent, while Tinubu, vice president-elect Kashim Shettima and the APC are the second, third and fourth respondents.
Oyo poll: Folarin denies accusing Tinubu of supporting Makinde
Legit.ng earlier reported that Teslim Folarin, the candidate of the APC during Oyo state governorship election, has denied accusing Bola Tinubu, the president-elect, of anti-party practices that saw to his defeat.
It was insinuated that Tinubu supported Seyi Makinde, the PDP candidate and governor of the state, to repay him for his support during the presidential election.
But Folarin, in a statement, distanced himself from the allegation and described Tinubu as a well respected leader.