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Nigeria Court begins witness testimony in election challenge against President Bola Tinubu

The proceedings have commenced at a court in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria, as witnesses are being called to testify in a petition challenging the victory of President Bola Tinubu in the February election.

The opposition Labour Party has put forth additional evidence to support its claim that the election was marred by irregularities and manipulation.

Lawyers representing the opposition have also presented documents alleging that President Tinubu reached a settlement with the United States authorities following an investigation into his alleged involvement in drug trafficking.

It is important to note that President Tinubu was never personally charged in this matter and vehemently denies any wrongdoing.

Bola Tinubu, the former Lagos governor who is credited with helping increase the revenue base of the city-state, Nigeria’s commercial capital, was sworn in as the country’s new president on Monday.

He took the oath of office from Chief Justice Olukayode Ariwoola in a colourful ceremony attended by local and foreign dignitaries on Monday in Abuja, the capital. The presidents of Ghana and Rwanda were among a number of leaders from across the continent who were present.

Tinubu, 71, succeeds Muhammadu Buhari, who was ineligible to run again after two four-year terms that began in 2015. Both men are members of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Source: Nam News Network (NNN)