Nigerian court upholds Tinubu’s victory in presidential election

A Nigerian court has upheld the election of Bola Tinubu as president, dismissing petitions filed by the opposition.

The five-man panel of the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal unanimously dismissed the petitions presented by the Peoples Democratic Party’s Atiku Abubakar and the Labour Party’s Peter Obi.

Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos state, won the February 25 election with 8,794,726 votes, defeating Abubakar and Obi, who polled 6,984,520 and 6,101,533 votes, respectively.

The petitioners had alleged that there were irregularities in the election, including vote-buying, ballot box stuffing, and intimidation of voters. However, the court found that the petitioners had failed to prove their allegations.

The court’s ruling means that Tinubu will remain in office as president of Nigeria.

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