The Labour Party alleged that INEC reduced their scores and added them to APC votes but failed to supply particulars of what they actually scored before the said reductions, nor did they supply the polling units where it happened….”
On the issue of the qualification of candidates, the court reiterated that membership in a political party is an issue of the internal politics of the party.
The Tribunal also touched on the issue of the non-joinder of Atiku Abubakar, who came second and wondered how Obi & Labour Party’s petition could be effectively determined without joining the candidate who placed second in the polls.
The Tribunal also touched on the issue of Obi’s membership in the Labour Party and resolved the issue in his favour. The court held that he had the locus to institute the petition.