Nigeria opposition taking election challenge to Supreme Court | The Guardian Nigeria News


Nigeria’s two main opposition parties will go to the Supreme Court to appeal a ruling rejecting their challenge to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s February election victory, their legal teams said Thursday.

After more than 10 hours of hearings broadcast live, a five-judge appeals court on Wednesday confirmed Tinubu’s win, ruling that the petitions by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Labour Party were without merit.

In one of the country’s most tightly contested elections, Tinubu won with 37 percent of the vote in February, beating PDP’s Atiku Abubakar and Labour Party’s Peter Obi to secure the presidency of Africa’s most populous country.

Opposition parties had claimed various irregularities, from electoral authorities failing to properly upload results and fraud to Tinubu not meeting constitutional requirements to win the presidency.

Abubakar said he had instructed his legal team to take the appeal to the Supreme Court after…

Source: Guardian Newspaper