The Action Peoples Party (APP) has filed a petition against APC candidate Bola Tinubu, alleging election rigging in 11 states.
The APP accused Tinubu of vote-buying and asked the court to overturn his victory and order a re-election.
This is the fifth petition filed by different parties seeking to overturn Tinubu’s 8 million-vote victory.
The Action Peoples Party (APP) claims Tinubu rigged the election to win, and asked the court to declare President-elect Bola Tinubu’s victory null and void.
According to reports, the APP’s petition is the fifth filed at the Presidential Election Petition Court in Abuja by political parties and presidential candidates to challenge Tinubu’s victory.
Tinubu received over 8 million votes, followed by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate Atiku Abubakar with 6.9 million and Labour Party (LP) candidate Peter Obi with 6.1 million.
The APP presidential candidate, Nnadi Osita, received 12,839 votes.
According to the APP, Tinubu received fictitious figures in the listed states, “giving him a significant lead and advantage in the various states.”
Tinubu was accused by the party of massive vote buying. It also accused INEC of failing to address polling unit overvoting.
The APP’s petition also alleges Electoral Act violations, Tinubu’s failure to receive 25% of the votes cast in the FCT, and age/educational qualifications.
Tinubu’s victory: APP’s court request
SAN Emeka Ozoani, the petitioner’s lawyer, urged the court to overturn Tinubu’s victory. The APP’s lawyer asked the court to hold a new presidential election.
Ozigbo explains why Peter Obi is going to court to challenge Tinubu’s victory in 2023
According to another report, Labour Party (LP) chieftain Valentine Chineto Ozigbo stated that the party’s presidential candidate for 2023, Peter Obi, is in court attempting to reclaim the mandate freely given to him by the Nigerian people.
Ozigbo made the claim while speaking to reporters at the Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity Cathedral in Onitsha on Thursday, April 6, during the annual Cathedraticum celebration of the Catholic Archdiocese of Onitsha.