Four Nigerian parties contest Tinubu’s election victory
In an effort to overthrow Bola Tinubu’s election as the president-elect, four opposition parties in Nigeria filed legal complaints on Tuesday.
Hours before a constitutional deadline to contest the election results expired, Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi of the Labour Party, Solomon Okangbuan of the Action Alliance, and Chichi Ojei of the Allied People’s Movement all submitted petitions to the Presidential Election Tribunal.
According to local media, the two leading opposition leaders, Mr. Abubakar, and Mr. Obi demanded that the tribunal rule that Mr. Tinubu was not legitimately elected by a majority of the lawful votes cast at the time of the election.
In 11 states, including Rivers, Lagos, Taraba, Benue, Adamawa, Imo, Bauchi, Borno, Kaduna, and Plateau, Mr. Obi claimed there had been manipulation.
The Presidential Election Tribunal should revoke Mr. Tinubu’s election victory certificate, according to Mr. Abubakar and Mr. Obi.