At the Presidential Election Petition Court on Wednesday, President Bola Tinubu and Vice President Kashim Shettima submitted 18 exhibits in support of their case against the petition submitted by the Labour Party and its candidate, Peter Obi, which contested their election victory.
Tinubu and Shetima presented the materials to the court in an effort to refute claims that they were ineligible to run for president in 2023.
Shetima submitted a letter of resignation from the Borno South Senate contest as well.
A copy of the Anambra State Labour Party membership record was also submitted as evidence that Peter Obi is not a party member on file.
The records were submitted by Tinubu and Shettima, the second and third respondents in the lawsuit, through their lead attorney, Wole Olanipekun, SAN.
The document was submitted by the senior attorney together with LP’s letter, dated April 25, 2022, asking the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission to receive the membership record.
They had contended that Obi was ineligible to have run in the most recent presidential election since he was not a party member at the time of the election in their answer to the petition.
Despite Livy Uzoukwu, SAN, the petitioners’ attorney, raising an objection to the documents’ inclusion, the court accepted them and designated them as exhibits.
The defence has resigned in the interim for calling witnesses.