The Presidential Election Petitions Court docket has mounted Monday Could 8 for the listening to of the petitions which challenged the declaration of Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) because the President-elect by the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Council (INEC).
In response to Tinubu’s authorized staff, monday’s listening to is a pre-hearing session to make clear if there are any functions earlier than the primary listening to will begin. Nonetheless, a timetable will likely be set for the listening to of the substantive issues. The courtroom additionally stopped receiving replies from the petitioners on April 23.
Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman of INEC, had 1 declared Bola Tinubu the President-Elect on the grounds that his get together scored the vast majority of votes solid within the polls on March 1.
He had polled 8.8 million to defeat Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP) who scored 6.9 million, Peter Obi of the Labour Occasion (LP) who amassed 6.1 million and 15 others.
Atiku and Obi disputed the outcomes and filed separate petitions looking for orders to annul the election or declare them the winners of the polls.
The PDP presidential candidate, urged the courtroom to cancel the election and order a contemporary election on account of alleged irregularities that marred the February 25 polls in 1000’s of polling items.
In different phrases, Atiku, having filed his fits on 5 grounds, requested the Presidential Election Tribunal to declare him the president-elect.
Moreover, Atiku alongside his get together, PDP, stated that as at when Tinubu was declared the winner of the election, the whole outcomes and accreditation information from polling items had not been transmitted and uploaded as promised by INEC.
The presidential candidate of the Labour Occasion, Peter Obi alleged that the election was full of numerous irregularities which incorporates the non-qualification of Tinubu and his operating mate, Kashim Shettima to contest the election.
He additionally alleged that Tinubu didn’t win the vast majority of the lawful votes solid within the election, and simply as he couldn’t safe one-quarter of the lawful votes solid in Abuja, the FCT.