Atiku presents 118 exhibits in case against Tinubu

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2023 elections, on Tuesday, May 30, presented a total of 118 exhibits before the five-member panel of the Presidential Election Petition Court in his case against President Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.Recall that Atiku and the PDP approached the tribunal to challenge the Independent National Electoral Commission’s declaration of Tinubu, who contested under the All Progressives Congress, as the winner of the February 25 election.The petitioners alleged that Tinubu “was not duly elected by the majority of lawful votes cast at the election”. They also alleged that the president “was at the time of the election, not qualified to contest”. They further alleged inconsistencies in Tinubu’s age and school certificates.At the commencement of the hearing on Tuesday, Atiku tendered his first set of exhibits before the court through one of his lawyers, Eyitayo Jegede.Some of the exhibits tendered in the evidence included certified copies of the results of the presidential election from the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory.Other exhibits include printouts of data obtained from the bimodal voter accreditation system and records of the number of permanent voter cards used for the election across the 36 states and the FCT. All exhibits tendered were admitted as evidence.Respondents in the case reserved their objections to any of the documents, until their final written address. No witnesses were called by the petitioners during the hearing.All the respondents in the matter told the court that they would reserve their objections to any of the documents, till their final written address.