To contest President Bola Tinubu’s victory, the Labour Party (LP) has presented Forms EC8B from 17 states as exhibits before the presidential election tribunal.
Ben Anichebe, counsel for the LP, and Peter Obi, the party’s presidential candidate, spoke Tuesday during the resumed hearing of the joint petition filed with the tribunal.
Forms EC8B primarily contain ward-level election results.
The court allowed the documents to serve as evidence.
The states are Adamawa (21 LGAs), Bayelsa (8 LGAs), Benue (23 LGAs), Kogi (21 LGAs), Nasarawa (11 LGAs), Niger (25 LGAs), Ondo (18 LGAs), Sokoto (23 LGAs), Delta (25 LGAs), Ekiti (11 LGAs), Imo (25 LGAs), Kaduna (21 LGAs), Oyo (27 LGAs), Cross River (18 LGAs), Edo (15 LGAs), Akwa Ibom (31 LGAs) and Lagos (20 LGAs).
Kemi Pinheiro, on behalf of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), objected to the admissibility of the documents.
Mike Igbokwe, who represented President Tinubu and Vice-President Kashim Shettima, followed a similar course.
The All Progressives Congress (APC), represented by Lawan Yusuf, also raised an objection, while all respondents stated that they would reserve objections until the final address.
The petition hearing has been postponed until June 7.
Tinubu, the APC candidate, was declared the victor of the election on February 25 with 8,794,726 votes.
Obi of the Libertarian Party (LP) and Atiku Abubakar, candidate for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), are contesting the election results.
The LP stated that it would only contest Tinubu’s victory in 18 states.