Tribunal: Atiku accuses INEC of frustrating petition against Tinubu

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Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential candidate, has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission of denying him access to electoral documents despite paying N6 million.

Atiku is contesting INEC’s declaration of Bola Tinubu as President in the February 25 presidential election.

Tinubu received 8,794,726 votes, defeating 17 other candidates, including Atiku, who received 6,984,520 votes, and Labour Party candidate Peter Obi, who received 6,101,533 votes.

On Tuesday, Atiku’s lead counsel told the presidential election tribunal that INEC’s refusal to provide the documents is hampering the PDP candidate’s case.

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Jegede stated that the team was forced to subpoena INEC officials in order to obtain the necessary documents before the tribunal.
The documents requested to prove his case against Tinubu come from ten of the twenty-one local government areas in Nigeria, including Ankpa, Dekina, Idah, Ofu, Olamaboro, Yagba East, Yagba West, Kabba-Bunu, and Igalamela Odolu.

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