On Wednesday, a Nigerian appeals court dismissed all legal challenges filed by opposition parties seeking to reverse President Bola Ahmed Tinubu's victory in February's hotly contested election.

The presiding judge ruled that the opposing petitions "are hereby dismissed," Tinubu was declared the presidential election winner.

Atiku Abubakar of the People's Democratic Party and Labour Party's Peter Obi had asked the court to invalidate the election, alleging irregularities and accused the electoral body of breaching the law by failing to use electronic machines to upload polling station results, among other criticisms

Tinubu, who is in India for the G20 Summit, has defended his victory and stated that he is committed to restoring the economy. He has achieved measures such as eliminating a widespread but costly gasoline subsidy and repealing currency controls.

However, convincing Nigerians to accept the harsh reforms has been difficult, and the 71-year-old veteran is facing opposition from labor unions, who began a two-day walkout on Tuesday ahead of an indefinite strike starting Sept. 21.