News - North Central - FCT Updated: June 01, 2023

Election Tribunal: Peter Obi Tenders Results Of Six States, 115 LGAs 

By Jude Ikpechukwu
June 01, 2023

Labour Party Presidential Candidate, Peter Obi has tendered certified true copies of results of the election from six states of the federation at the presidential election tribunal sitting in Abuja.

This is to support his claim that he won the February 25 presidential election.

Obi also tendered the results obtained from 115 Local Government Areas.

The election results which were contained in Forms EC8A, were tendered by Chief Emeka Opoko, SAN.

According to Vanguard, the first set of results of the election tendered before the court by the LP candidate who came third in the presidential election was from 15 out of 22 LGAs of Rivers State.


This was done despite opposition by all the respondents in the matter, Justice Haruna Tsammani-led’s five-member panel admitted the Rivers state results and marked them as Exhibits PD 1 to PD 15.

Obi's legal team equally tendered results from 23 LGAs in Benue state, which were also admitted in evidence and marked as Exhibits PC 1 to PC 23, while results from 18 LGAs in Cross River State were added in evidence as Exhibits PD1 – PD 18.

On Niger State, Obi tendered Forms EC8A from 23 LGAs and they were admitted in evidence as Exhibits PE-1 to PE 23, as well as that of 20 LGAs in Osun state which were marked as Exhibits PF 1 – PF 20.

The last set of results the petitioners adduced and tendered in evidence before the court were from 16 LGAs in Ekiti and they were marked as Exhibits PG 1 to PG 16.

The Justice Tsammani-led panel subsequently adjourned further proceedings in the matter till Friday.


All the respondents said they would give reasons why they challenged the admissibility of the presidential election results that Obi and the LP tendered in evidence, in their final written address.

Cited as 1st to 4th respondents in the petition, are; the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, President Bola Tinubu, Vice President Kashim Shettima and the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Obi and the LP had indicated their decision to call a total of 50 witnesses in the matter.

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