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Peter Obi And LP To Challenge Election Results In 18 States

Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi has said he and the party will challenge the results of the February 25 election in only 18 states.

Gatekeepers News reports that the counsel to Obi and LP, Emeka Okpoko disclosed this while tendering documents at the resumed hearing of the joint petition filed by the party before the presidential election petition court on Thursday.

The senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) said the petitioners did not intend to waste efforts in the states where they “decisively and uncontestedly won”.

However, at the end of Thursday’s proceedings, the petitioners tendered certified electoral documents obtained from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in only six states.

The states include Rivers (15 LGAs), Benue (23 LGAs), Cross River (18 LGAs), Niger (21 LGAs), Osun (20 LGAs) and Ekiti (16 LGAs).

The documents mainly Forms EC8A, election results from polling units were admitted as exhibits by the court.

Nevertheless, INEC represented by Kemi Pinheiro, objected to the admissibility of the documents.

Adebayo Adelodun who represented President Bola Tinubu and his vice, Kashim Shetima, also opposed the admissibility of the electoral documents.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) represented by Afolabi Fashanu also objected it their objections until the final address.

Further hearing in the petition has been adjourned to June 2.

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