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Politics of Friday, 10 March 2023


Bola Tinubu: Presidency accuses Atiku, Obi of plotting June 12 scenario

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The presidency has ruled out any chance of annulling the presidential election that produced Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as president-elect as it was done to M.K.O Abiola on June 12, 1993.

This comes after the opposition factions, Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi, the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Labour Party (LP) called on President Buhari to annul the election of February 25. Instead, they have been asked to proceed to court to seek redress.

According to the presidency, irrespective of the irregularities and harsh criticism against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the results of the February 25 presidential and national assembly election cannot be upturned until the court proves otherwise.

Garba Shehu, the special assistant to President Buhari on media and publicity, disclosed this in a piece that gave key accounts of the recently concluded trip of the President to Doha, Qatar.

President Buhari is in the Arab country to attend the 5th United Nations summit on the Least Developed Countries.

Recall that before Tinubu was declared the winner of the election, some oppositions, including PDP and the Labour Party, called for the cancellation of the election, alleging irregularities.

They made the call after the process had passed through 4 stages which are the polling units, wards, local government and state collation centres.

Both the APC, PDP and Labour Party had since constituted legal teams to challenge the irregularities of the election in court.