PEPT: Court Dismisses Labour Party’s Claim Allegeding INEC Of Irregularities

The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal (PEPT) has dismissed the Labour Party’s(LP) petition allegeding the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) of irregularities in the 2023 presidential election.

The President Electoral Tribunal notes that, “Pleading must set out material facts and particulars. In the instant petition, there was no effort to prove specific allegations, particulars of complaints.”

The law is clear that where someone alleges irregularities in a particular polling unit, such person must prove the particular irregularities in that polling unit before that petition can succeed,it added.

The Tribunal added that, the petitioners failed to prove the exact polling units where elections was not held nor did they point out the particular polling units where irregularities were alleged.

“It was only in one instance that figures were given of alleged suppressed votes and we all know that elections are about figures,” it stressed.

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