The Impartial National Electoral Commission, INEC, has requested the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal to brush off all petitions filed by the Labour Birthday party, LP, and its presidential candidate, Peter Obi intriguing the declaration of Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress as the winner of the February 25 presidential election.
INEC had declared that Tinubu polled 8,794,726 votes to win the election.
The commission also declared that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Birthday party, Atiku Abubakar, came 2nd with 6,984,520 votes, while it announced Labour Birthday party’s Peter Obi as the 2nd runner-up with 6,101,533 votes.
Obi and the LP filed a petition contending that Tinubu was no longer duly elected by the bulk of the honest votes solid at the time of the election.
They also claimed that Shettima had a double nomination in contravention of the electoral act.
Their assertion also states that the election was marred by rigging and manipulations adding that the INEC violated its occupy guidelines when it announced the implications when at the time of the announcement, the full polling unit results had but to be fully scanned, uploaded, and transmitted electronically as required by the electoral act.
INEC insisted that it declared Bola Tinubu as the winner of the election, occupied with that he scored highest expert votes solid at the election and at the least 25 p.c of the votes solid in no longer much less than two-thirds of the states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The umpire body emphasised that the APC candidate met the final appropriate necessities to be so announced as the winner of the election, adding that a candidate need to no longer gain 25 per cent votes in the FCT to be declared winner since the FCT was no longer accorded any special space in the structure as being “erroneously” portrayed by some political events and candidates who lost the election.