Presidential Election Petition Tribunal Begins Proceedings (Photos)

The presidential election petition tribunal on Monday started proceedings in Abuja over petitions filed against the emergence of Bola Tinubu as winner of the 2023 presidential election. Peter Obi of the Labour Party, LP, and his counterpart in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, are challenging the declaration of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as the winner of the February 25 presidential poll. Atiku is asking the court, among others, to order the electoral body to conduct a fresh election following alleged irregularities at polling units during the presidential poll. On his part, Obi said that Tinubu failed to win the majority of lawful votes and could not garner one-quarter of the votes in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT. He also alleged irregularities in the conduct of the election, arguing that Tinubu and his running mate, Kashim Shettima, were not qualified to run for the election.