Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, has submitted a total of 118 evidence to the five-member panel of the Presidential Election Petition Court in his case against President Bola Tinubu.
In order to protest the Independent National Electoral Commission’s designation of Tinubu, who ran for office as a candidate for the All Progressives Congress, as the victor of the February 25 election, Atiku and the PDP went before the tribunal. Tinubu received 8,794,726 votes, making him the election’s victor.
In their accusations against Tinubu, Atiku and the PDP claimed that the president had “not been duly elected by the majority of lawful votes cast at the election.”
They also alleged that the president “was, at the time of the election, not qualified to contest”.
Eyitayo Jegede, one of Atiku’s lawyers, presented the court with his first set of exhibits at the commencement of the hearing on Tuesday.
Some of the exhibits tendered in evidence included certified copies of the results of the presidential election from the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory.
Other exhibits include printouts of data obtained from the bimodal voter accreditation system and records of the number of permanent voter cards used for the election across the 36 states and the FCT. All exhibits tendered were admitted as evidence.
Respondents in the case reserved their objections to any of the documents, until their final written address.
No witnesses were called by the petitioners during the hearing.