118 exhibits have been submitted by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Atiku Abubakar, before the five-member panel of the Presidential Election Petition Court. The exhibits are part of Atiku’s case against President Bola Tinubu.
Atiku and the PDP filed a petition challenging the Independent National Electoral Commission’s declaration of Tinubu, who ran under the All Progressives Congress, as the winner of the February 25 election. Tinubu secured 8,794,726 votes in the election.
In their claims against Tinubu, Atiku and the PDP argued that the president was not duly elected by the majority of lawful votes cast and was not qualified to contest the election.
Atiku’s lawyer, Eyitayo Jegede, presented the court with the initial set of exhibits during the hearing. These exhibits included certified copies of the presidential election results from all 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory. Additionally, printouts of data obtained from the bimodal voter accreditation system and records of the number of permanent voter cards used in the election were tendered as evidence.
The court accepted all the exhibits.
The respondents in the case reserved their objections to the documents until the final written address. The petitioners called no witnesses during the hearing.