BREAKING: Protest rocks Abuja as Nigerians take over court premises, ask tribunal to stop Tinubu’s inauguration
Nigerians dissatisfied with the declaration of Bola Tinubu as the winner of the February 25th presidential election
Protest rocks Abuja as Nigerians take over court premises, ask tribunal to stop Tinubu’s inauguration
Nigerians dissatisfied with the declaration of Bola Tinubu as the winner of the February 25th presidential election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) are currently protesting in Abuja.
News Week Nigeria reports that angry Nigerians on Monday stormed the Court of Appeal in Abuja to ask the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal to stop the inauguration of the president-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
News Week Nigeria had earlier reported that the presidential election petition tribunal has commenced proceedings in Abuja today.
Recall that Peter Obi of the Labour Party, LP, and his counterpart in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, are challenging the declaration of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as the winner of the February 25 presidential poll.
News Week Nigeria reported that Atiku is asking the court, among others, to order the electoral body to conduct a fresh election following alleged irregularities at polling units during the presidential poll.
On his part, Obi said that Tinubu failed to win the majority of lawful votes and could not garner one-quarter of the votes in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.
He also alleged irregularities in the conduct of the election, arguing that Tinubu and his running mate, Kashim Shettima, were not qualified to run for the election.