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Nigeria’s Supreme Court affirms Tinubu’s presidential victory

Nigeria’s Supreme Court has upheld the election of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, ending months of legal battles over the presidential race.

The seven-member court ruled on Thursday against the opposition’s challenges of fraud and electoral law breaches during the election.

“There is no merit in this appeal, and it is hereby dismissed,” said Supreme Court judge John Okoro.

The court’s decision, which is final, gives Tinubu a firm mandate to lead.

Tinubu, a 71-year-old former governor of the capital, Lagos, was elected president in February in the closest race in Nigeria’s modern history.

He won 37 percent of the vote, narrowly topping Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate Atiku Abubakar and the Labour Party’s Peter Obi.

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