Presidential Election Tribunal: Full List of Affected States Emerges as Peter Obi Disputes INEC's Results

Presidential Election Tribunal: Full List of Affected States Emerges as Peter Obi Disputes INEC's Results

  • The Labour Party's presidential candidate, Peter Obi, is challenging the results of the election in not less than 21 states
  • Obi believes that the poll was marred by various malpractices related to the election conducted on Saturday, February 25
  • The former Anambra governor even argued that about 10 states were fraught with voter suppression

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Peter Obi, the Labour Party presidential candidate, is challenging the results of the February 25 presidential election released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

In a petition brought before the presidential election tribunal on Wednesday, March 22, Obi argued that the poll which produced Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was marred by electoral malpractices, voter suppression, and non-compliance with the provision of the Electoral Act in various states, Premium Times reports.

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Peter Obi
The Labour Party's presidential candidate is arguing that the election was marred with electoral malpractices (Photo: Peter Obi)
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States where Obi claims these happened are as follows:

  1. Rivers
  2. Lagos
  3. Taraba
  4. Benue
  5. Adamawa
  6. Imo
  7. Bauchi
  8. Borno
  9. Kaduna
  10. Plateau
  11. Ekiti
  12. Oyo
  13. Ondo
  14. Taraba
  15. Osun
  16. Kano
  17. Katsina
  18. Kwara
  19. Gombe
  20. Yobe
  21. Niger

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Obi lists states where voter suppression took place

States, where the former Anambra governor alleged that voter suppression specifically happened, are the ones listed below:

  1. Borno
  2. Taraba
  3. Ekiti
  4. Oyo
  5. Ondo
  6. Taraba
  7. Osun
  8. Kano
  9. Katsina
  10. Kwara
  11. Gombe
  12. Yobe
  13. Niger

Business Day reported that Obi alleged that in the above-listed states, his findings showed that votes cast in the polling units “exceeded the number of voters accredited on the BVAS in those states.”

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After observing a minute silence for the victims of violence across the country during Saturday, February 25, presidential and National Assembly elections, Obi made it clear that this is the first time he will address the media either directly or indirectly after taking part in the voting exercise in Anambra.

Obi expressed gratitude to all Nigerians, especially Obidients who came out en masse to exercise their franchise by voting.

During a press briefing on Thursday, March 2, the former Anambra governor claimed that the 2023 presidential election was a clear deviation from what Nigerians were promised. He added that the electorate has once again been robbed by supposed leaders.


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