- Hope Democratic Party (HDP) is still holding on to its claim that the Saturday, February 23, presidential election was a nullity
- Its presidential candidate, Ambrose Owuru, on Monday, July 22, said that he won President Muhammadu Buhari with 50 million votes at a referendum
- He claimed that the postponement of the presidential poll by the Independent National Election Commission (INEC) was done without meeting necessary conditions
Ambrose Owuru, the Hope Democratic Party (HDP)'s presidential candidate, on Monday, July 22, claimed that with 50 million votes he won President Muhammadu Buhari in a presidential referendum.
Moreover, as he testified at the presidential election petition tribunal in Abuja, Yusuf Ibrahim, one of HDP's National Working Committee (NWC) members, said that despite postponement by the Independent National Election Commission (INEC), the referendum took place on Saturday, February 16, Daily Trust reports.
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Ibrahim, who was led in evidence by HDP's lawyer, Eze Nnanyelugo, said that that INEC's shift of the election to Saturday, February 23, without fulfilling necessary conditions for the move was illegal and unsupported by Nigeria's electoral constitution.
Among documents he presented before the tribunal as evidences were the Citizens Observers Referendum Election Rights Protection of Nigeria, final list of presidential candidates and copies of major newspapers.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the HDP and Oworu on Thursday, June 13, prayed the tribunal to cancel the February 23 presidential election.
Oworu, in his description, referred to the presidential poll as a mere “referendum” and not an election.
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Legit.ng gathered that in their petition marked CA/ PEPC/001/2019, the party, urged the tribunal to nullify the outcome of the election and order a fresh poll.
Owuru, who secured a total of 1,663 votes in the presidential election, insisted that the election was not conducted in compliance with the electoral act.
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