A tribunal has begun listening to a petition by a number of opposition candidates in Nigeria to annul Bola Tinubu’s victory in February’s presidential election.
Peter Obi and Atiku Abubakar are difficult Mr Tinubu’s victory on a number of grounds – together with the truth that the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (Inec) didn’t add the outcome on its web site portal in actual time.
They allege that this was in breach of the Electoral Act, and Inec’s promise to make sure transparency.
Inec is defending the case, saying the ultimate outcome mirrored the desire of the citizens and delays in importing the outcomes have been brought on by technical glitches and a spike in site visitors.
Mr Obi – who contested the presidency for the primary time, and had been well-liked amongst younger voters within the south – was in courtroom for the beginning of the case.
At the very least three different opposition figures have thrown their weight behind the bid to overturn the outcome.
A verdict just isn’t anticipated earlier than Mr Tinubu’s inauguration on 29 Might.
He was formally declared the winner with 37% of the vote, with Mr Abubakar polling 29%, and Mr Obi 25%.
Mr Tinubu – a member of the ruling celebration – will succeed President Muhammadu Buhari, who’s stepping down on the finish of his two phrases.
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