Tribunal: INEC Submitted 36 States BVAS Results That Show Obi Won
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday submitted President Bola Tinubu’s personal information to the Presidential Elections Petitions Court, confirming his qualifications for the presidency. INEC also submitted the results of the 36 state BVASs, which showed that LP presidential candidate Mr. Peter Obi leads.
In response to the court’s demand addressed to INEC Chairman Yakubu Mahmoud, the election arbitrator delivered Form EC9, which included the biodata of the President.
Tinubu was nominated for president by the All Progressives Congress, but the People’s Democratic Party and its candidate for president in the election on February 25—Atiku Abubakar—are calling into doubt INEC’s decision to support Tinubu’s candidature.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Bola Tinubu, and Tinubu’s political party, the All Progressives Congress, are all named as defendants in the complaint.
On Tuesday, the petitioners had informed the court that Mahmoud had been ordered to appear in court today to present the sought documents that were necessary to substantiate their allegation that Tinubu’s election was illegitimate. These documents were needed to support the petitioners’ contention that Tinubu was improperly elected.
LP and Atiku’s attorney, Chris Uche (SAN), told the court during the resumption of the hearing on the subject that the INEC head, through a commission deputy director, M.O.Tairu, brought some of the documents that were requested by the subpoena. Chris Uche is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria.
Following the notification of the court, Tairu submitted Form EC8D, which includes a set of findings for each of the 36 states of the federation as well as the FCT.
Paper and paper copies of the certified real copies of the accredited documents for the 36 states and the FCT were prepared and presented. These copies were made from the original documents.
In addition to that, she handed in her Form EC8DA, which is the final announcement of results.
In addition, Tairu provided the court with validated information regarding Rivers State that was obtained from the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System.
Every single respondent, including INEC, voiced their concerns regarding the admissibility of the aforementioned papers.
A.B. Mahmoud, a consultant for INEC, made the additional assertion that the petitioners had not yet paid for the validation of the documents that they had provided