The presidential election tribunal has upheld the victory of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
The tribunal ruled that Peter Obi and Labour Party failed to prove claims of electoral malpractice against the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2023 presidential election.
“This petition is hereby declared unmeritorious,” one of the judges said.
“The documents promised by the petitioners were not attached to the petition and served on the respondents,” he added.
The Justice ruled that Obi and the Labour Party did not adequately detail their allegations of corrupt practices, vote suppression, fictitious results, and other irregularities in their petition.
Meanwhile, the Labour Party has rejected the announcement of Bola Tinubu, representing the APC, as the winner of the February 25, 2023 election.
Obiora Ifoh, the National Publicity Secretary of the party, expressed the party’s stance in Abuja, shortly after the court’s decision was made public.
Ifoh said, “The Labour Party watched with dismay and trepidation the dismissal of petitions by the five-man panel of the Presidential Election Petition Court led by Justice Haruna Tsammani today and we reject the outcome of the judgment in its entirety because justice was not served and it did not reflect the law and the desire of the people.”