Nigeria poll: Obi plans to challenge Tinubu’s victory

Nigeria poll: Obi plans to challenge Tinubu’s victory

Nigeria’s opposition Labour Party is to mount a legal challenge against the presidential election victory of Bola Tinubu of the governing APC. 

Labour’s Peter Obi came third in Saturday’s vote. 

The opposition says the results were rigged; it is calling for fresh polls. 

Just 28% of eligible Nigerian voters took part. Some could not cast their ballot because of malfunctioning machines. 

Mr Tinubu won a 37% share of the votes, a lower margin of victory than previous Nigerian presidents. 

European Union election observers said there had been significant shortcomings in the electoral process, adding there had been vote-buying but it was too early say how widespread this was.

Source: BBC Africa

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