Nigerian Labour Party rejects presidential election petition court ruling

Nigeria’s Labour Party has rejected the ruling of the Presidential Election Petition Court which dismissed its petitions challenging the victory of Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the February 2023 presidential election.

The party said it would not accept the outcome of the judgment, which it said was “clearly based on rhetoric”.

The Labour Party had filed a petition challenging Tinubu’s victory on several grounds, including that he did not meet the constitutional requirement of scoring 25% of the votes in two-thirds of the states, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The party also alleged that there were irregularities and malpractices in the election, including the use of fake voters’ cards and the manipulation of results.

The Presidential Election Petition Court dismissed the petition, saying that the Labour Party had failed to provide sufficient evidence to support its claims.

The Labour Party said it would consult with its lawyers before taking the next step.

The party’s rejection of the ruling is a setback for its efforts to challenge Tinubu’s victory. However, the party has said it will not give up and will continue to fight for justice.

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