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Nigeria’s opposition appeals election verdict, asks court to sack president

Associated Press

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s main opposition candidates in this year’s presidential election appealed a ruling that upheld President Bola Tinubu’s victory and asked the nation’s Supreme Court in separate applications to declare them the winner instead. According to documents seen by The Associated Press Tuesday, the Peoples Democratic Party’s Atiku Abubakar, who came second in the election, and the Labour Party’s Peter Obi, who finished third, said the appeals court which dismissed challenges against Tinubu’s election victory this month “erred in law” by not supporting claims of illegality. The date to hear the appeals is yet to be announced while other candidates challenging Tinubu’s election victory said they will file similar appeals.

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