Our reporter/ The Labour Party (LP), and its presidential candidate, Peter Obi has presented Forms EC8B from 17 states as exhibits before the presidential election tribunal to challenge President Bola Tinubu’s victory.
Ben Anichebe, counsel to the LP and its presidential candidate spoke while tendering documents at the resumed hearing of the joint petition filed before the tribunal on Tuesday.
Forms EC8B are mainly election results from the ward level.
The documents were admitted as exhibits by the court.
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).
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), represented by Kemi Pinheiro, objected to the admissibility of the documents.
Mike Igbokwe, who represented President Tinubu and Vice-President Kashim opposed the move too.
The All Progressives Congress (APC), represented by Lawan Yusufa, also raised an objection while all respondents said they would reserve their objections until the final address.
Further hearing in the petition has been adjourned to June 7.