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Supreme Court Upholds Tinubu’s Victory

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By Ifeoma Nwovu

The Supreme Court has affirmed the victory of president Bola Tinubu as the duly elected candidate in the February 25 presidential election.

Delivering judgment, the 7- Man Panel of Justices led by Justice Inyang Okoro held that the failure by the Independent National Electoral Commission to transmit election results electronically did not affect the outcome of the election and could not warrant the nullification of the result of the presidential election.

Justice Inyang Okoro, made the pronouncement on the appeal by the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and that of the candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi, seeking to nullify the February 25, presidential election of President Bola Tinubu.

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The apex court unanimously held that Atiku did not produce alternative results of the presidential election that showed he won majority number of votes cast to rebuff the one declared by INEC.

Justice Inyang Okoro also dismissed the issue of the 25% requirement for Abuja on the grounds that it violated the fundamental principle of the constitution.

Five justices have aligned with the lead Justice that all the appeals are vexatious and lacked merit.

Edited By Grace Namiji

Written by: Bukky Alabi

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