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Peter Obi tenders more documents in evidence to Presidential Election Court

 

By Edith Nwapi

Abuja, June 13, 2023

Mr. Peter Obi and his Labour Party (LP) On Tuesday tendered more documents in evidence to the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC).

Obi and his Labour Party (LP) are petitioners in the petition marked CA/PEPC/03/2023 challenging the election which brought president Bola Tinubu into power

Respondents are Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), president Bola Tinubu and Vice president Kashim Shettima and All Progressives Congress (APC).

The documents are mainly results sheets and reports used by INEC during the presidential election.

Obi through Peter Afoba, SAN tendered forms EC40GPU, EC40G1 and reports prepared by the electoral body after the election.

A total of 45 EC40GPU forms were tendered in 10 Local Government Areas of Niger, 23 in seven Local Government Areas of Osun.

Others are 17 in three Local Government Areas of Edo State and 52 EC40GPU forms in five Local Government Areas of Sokoto were tendered.

The petitioners also tendered 15 forms EC40G in 8 Local Government Areas of Osun State, 12 forms EC40G1 in 12 Local Government Areas of Edo.

They further tendered 15 forms EC40G in four Local Government Areas of Sokoto and nine forms EC40G1 in two Local Government Areas of Sokoto.

The petitioners also tendered five Reports on the conduct of the election in Niger and eight in Edo to back up their allegations of malpractices during the conduct of the election.

Tendered also, were INEC Results Viewing (IRev) reports in 21 Local Government Areas of Adamawa, 20 in Ogun, 16 in Ekiti, 19 in Rivers and 25 Akwa Ibom.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that forms EC40G are the total voters in a place where voting did not occur or was cancelled, and EC40GPU when it happened in a polling unit.

The court admitted all the documents in evidence and marked them as exhibits.

However, all the respondents’ counsels in the matter objected to the admissibility of all the documents tendered.

Meanwhile, the five-man panel led by Justice Haruna Tsammani adjourned until tomorrow for further hearing of the petition.

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