Nigeria’s main opposition candidates said they will head to the Supreme Court to challenge President Bola Tinubu’s victory at the tribunal.
Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party and Labour Party’s Peter Obi, who came second and third respectively, had asked the court to cancel the election, alleging everything from vote fraud to failure by the electoral agency to post results electronically. They wanted Tinubu to be disqualified.
In a verdict read over several hours, Judges rejected all claims made by Labour Party candidate Obi, including fraud.
No legal challenge to the outcome of a presidential election has succeeded in Nigeria, since the country returned to democracy in 1999.