June 13, 2024
2023 Polls: Candidates From 10 Parties File 436 Petitions
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2023 Polls: Candidates From 10 Parties File 436 Petitions

No fewer than 10 of the 18 political parties have filed 431 petitions at the various election tribunals in 27 states of the country seeking reversals of candidates the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, returned winners.

 

There are also five petitions against the declaration of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as President-Elect. 

 

The number of petitions may rise further after the April 15 supplementary polls for two governorship, five senatorial, 31 House of Representatives, and 57 state assembly slots.

 

The 431 petitions in 27 states tally as follows;

 

Abia (35), Anambra (31), Ebonyi (2), Enugu (14), Akwa Ibom (15), Bayelsa (9), Cross River (13), Delta (25), Edo (14), Rivers (34), Lagos (30), Ekiti (4), Ogun (18), Ondo (9), Osun (14) and Oyo (20).

 

Others are Benue (17), Niger (11), Kogi (2), Plateau (16), Adamawa (8), Bauchi (15), Gombe (3), Taraba (7), Yobe (3), Kaduna (18), Katsina (11), Kano (23) and Kebbi (8) among others.

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