#PEPTJudgement: Highlights Of Presidential Election Tribunal Verdicts Thus Far

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HeraldNG brings you highlights of declarations by the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) so far.

Recall the PEPT is currently ruling on petitions filed by opposition parties against the victory of President Bola Tinubu at the February 25th presidential election.

But Peter Obi of the Labour Party, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, and others challenged the declaration at the court.

With the tribunal still ruling on the petitions, below are highlights of declarations by the PEPT so far:

  • The allegation of double nomination raised against Vice-President Kashim Shettima was false, so his nomination as Mr Tinubu’s running mate was valid.
  • Mr Tinubu was qualified to contest the 25 February election
  • 10 out of 13 witnesses of Peter Obi not competent to testify
  • EU report on the outcome of the 2023 election was inadmissible
  • The reports tendered by Peter Obi’s expert witnesses lacked probative value
  • The US court’s judgement ordering the forfeiture Tinubu’s $460,000 in a drugs-related case does not disqualify him from running for the presidency
  • Failure of INEC to upload the photographic copies of polling unit results to IReV real time does not invalidate the election.
  • INEC is not bound to transmit election results electronically
  • No evidence to show that INEC deliberately refused to upload copies of polling unit results to IReV in order to manipulate them.
  • Residents in Abuja are not special, 25% in FCT not necessary to become president.


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