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Asari Dokubo's men storm presidential election tribunal
 
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Wed, 6 Sep 2023   ||   Nigeria,
 

Ex-Niger Delta militant Asari Dokubo mobilised placard carrying men Wednesday morning to storm the Court of Appeal premises in support of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu as Nigerians await the ruling of the election tribunal on the February 25 presidential poll.

The young supporters were dressed in black and red attire branded with ex-militant Asari Dokubo’s name.

They held placards, singing, and dancing.

Messages on the placards read: ‘Niger Deltans stand with the mandate given to BAT by over 200 million Nigerians’, ‘President Tinubu loves Niger Delta’, and ‘Thank you Tinubu for restoring the Niger Delta Ministry’.

On Monday, the tribunal fixed September 6 for ruling on petitions challenging the victory of Mr Tinubu.

Atiku Abubakar of Peoples Democratic Party and Peter Obi of Labour Party, are each claiming to be the legitimate winner of the election instead of Mr Tinubu.

Mr Abubakar polled 6.9 million votes, and Mr Obi had 6.1 million votes in the election.

Mahmood Yakubu-led Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Mr Tinubu the winner on March 1.

The failed candidates challenged Tinubu’s victory on grounds that he did not win 25 percent of the votes in the Federal Capital Territory and that he once forfeited suspicious drug money in 1993 in the US.

 

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