The All-Progressive Congress, APC, on Wednesday, urged the Presidential Electoral Motions Court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the People’s Democratic Party, PDP challenging the election of President-elect Bola Tinubu.
The APC called on the court to dismiss the motion in the Preliminary Notice of Objection stating:
CA/PEPC/A/05/2023, NAN report.
He noted that the court had no jurisdiction over the PDP’s claim against Tinubu’s election.
Noting that allegations of non-compliance must be substantiated on a polling station basis, the APC said the PDP did not provide details about the polling stations where voter fraud occurred.
“The petition as presently constituted is devoid of necessary particulars to support allegations of corrupt practices, violence and non-compliance with provisions of the Electoral Act.
“Paragraph 35 of the petition is not relevant or cognizable and 84 is vague as no specific figure or polling units are pleaded as the margin of lead to be countered by the respondent,”
The APC said.
The party urged the tribunal to strike out or dismiss PDP’s petition for lacking merit.
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, declared Tinubu the winner of the last presidential election after polling the highest number of votes.
Aggrieved by the announcement, PDP headed to the election tribunal to contest the election outcome.