The presidential election tribunal on Tuesday resumed the hearing of the petition filed by the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Mr Peter Obi challenging the victory of Bola Tinubu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the 2023 election.
At the court today, Obi and Datti Baba-Ahmed, the vice-presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), are in attendance.
Festus Keyamo, former minister of state for labour and employment, is also present at the tribunal and appearing as a counsel in the legal team of President Bola Tinubu.
In the petition marked CA/PEPC/03/2023, Livy Ozoukwu, lead counsel to LP and Obi, said Tinubu “was not duly elected by the majority of the lawful votes cast at the time of the election”.
Among other allegations, they claimed that Kashim Shettima, vice-president, had a double nomination in contravention of the electoral act.
The petitioners indicated they would call 50 witnesses to prove their case.
A proper hearing of the petition commenced on Tuesday and the first witness has been called.