President Bola Tinubu and Vice President Kashim Shettima, on Wednesday tendered 18 exhibits at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in defence against the petition filed by the Labour Party and its candidate, Peter Obi, challenging their victory at the February 25 presidential poll.
The exhibits were tendered by Tinubu and Shettima to the court to disprove allegations of non-qualifications to stand for the 2023 presidential election.
Shettima also tendered his letter of withdrawal from the Borno Central senatorial race.
Among the documents tendered was a copy of the Labour Party’s membership register for Anambra State as proof that Obi is not a registered member of the party.
Tinubu and Shettima who are 2nd and 3rd respondents in the case tendered the documents through their lead counsel, Wole Olanipekun (SAN).
The senior advocate tendered the document along with LP’s letter, dated April 25, 2022, forwarding its membership register to the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission.
They had argued, in their response to the petition, that Obi was not qualified to have contested the last presidential election as he was not a member of the party.
Although counsel to the petitioners, Livy Uzoukwu (SAN), objected to the admissibility of the documents, the tribunal admitted them and marked them as exhibits.
Meanwhile, Tinubu and Shettima have closes their case against Obi’s petition.