Tinubu Closes Defence in Obi’s Petition

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The President Bola Tinubu, on Wednesday, closed his defence to the petition that candidate of the Labour Party, LP, Peter Obi, filed to nullify his election victory.

Tinubu, through his team of lawyers led by Wole Olanipekun, SAN, wrapped up his defence to the petition, after he presented one witness that testified before the Presidential Election Petition Court, PEPC, sitting in Abuja.

The witness, Micheal Opeyemi Bamidele, in his evidence, maintained that votes Tinubu got in Kano state at the end of the presidential election, was not properly recorded, insisting that there was a shortfall of about 10, 929 votes.

Bamidele told the court that many international bodies that sent observers to the country, including the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, filed a report after the election.

Despite objection by Obi’s lead counsel, Livy Uzoukwu, the Justice, Haruna Tsammani-led five-member panel admitted the ECOWAS report in evidence and marked it as Exhibit.

Obi’s lawyer said his team would adduce reasons why they opposed the admissibility of the report, in their final written address.

Written by: Helen Obih

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