PEPTJudgement: Key issues the Presidential Election Petition Court has resolved so far

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The Presidential Election Petition tribunal has so far resolved the following key issues.

– Allegation of double nomination raised against Vice-President Kashim Shettima was false, so his nomination as Mr Tinubu’s running mate was valid.

– Mr Tinubu was qualified to contest the 25 February election

– 10 out of 13 witnesses of Peter Obi not competent to testify.

– EU report on the outcome of the 2023 election was inadmissible.

– The reports tendered by Mr Obi’s expert witnesses lacked probative value.

– The US court’s judgement ordering the forfeiture Mr Tinubu’s $460,000 in a drugs-related case does not disqualify him from running for the presidency.

– Failure of INEC to upload the photographic copies of polling unit results to IReV real time does not invalidate the election.

– INEC is not bound to transmit election results electronically.

– No evidence to show that INEC deliberately refused to upload copies of polling unit results to IReV in order to manipulate it.

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