Nigeria: Peter Obi Asks Appeal Court to Cancel Presidential Election Results

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Peter Obi of the Labour Party, who came third in Nigeria’s presidential election, on Tuesday asked the Court of Appeal to annul the victory of Bola Tinubu and declare him the winner.

The presidential candidate last month argued that the ruling party’s candidate did not have the minimum level of education required to govern the country.

Peter Obi was ranked 3rd by the Independent National Electoral Commission of Nigeria, with 25% of the vote. The winner Bola Tinubu got 37% of the votes, while the main opposition candidate, Atiku Abubakar got 29%.

The Abubakar-led opposition party had said it would file a separate petition also to annul Tinubu’s victory.

However, according to the Nigerian Electoral Act, an election can only be invalidated if it is proved that the electoral body failed to comply with the law and acted in a way that could have changed the outcome.

So far, none of the results of the presidential elections in Nigeria have been overturned by the Supreme Court.

Jihan Rmili

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