Court Gives Verdict on Peter Obi's Candidacy In 2023 Election
- The Court of Appeal has dismissed the suit seeking to disqualify Peter Obi as the presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 election
- Obi's candidacy was challenged by the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) but the appellate court dismissed the suit over lack of merit
- The court also slammed an N200,000 fine against the APM in favour of Peter Obi and the Labour Party as 2nd and 3rd respondents in the suit
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FCT, Abuja - An appeal court sitting in Abuja has dismissed a lawsuit seeking to disqualify Peter Obi, as the Labour Party's presidential candidate in the 2023 election.
The President of the court, Justice Monica Dongban-Mensan, dismissed the suit which was filed by the Allied Peoples Movement (APM), Channels Television reported.
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APM appeal was dismissed over lack of merit and that the prosecutor lacked the legal standing to initiate the suit.
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Also, the cost of N200,000 was awarded against the APM in favour of the Labour Party and Peter Obi who were the second and third respondents in the suit.
Meanwhile, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is the first respondent in the suit.
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The judgment reads:
“From the totality of processes and submissions before this court, this appeal is devoid of merit, it fails and the deserving order to make is an order striking it out.
“The Appellant is to pay a cost of N200,000 in favour of each of the 2nd and 3rd respondents."
Peter Obi is one of the leading presidential candidates in the 2023 election, with many youths on social media rooting for his candidacy.
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Legit.ng earlier reported that the APC presidential campaign council has rejected the outcome of the Nextier poll that predicted victory for Peter Obi of the Labour Party in the 2023 election.
Bayo Onanuga, the media director of the APC PCC alleged that the Patrick Okigbo-led organisation has some hidden agenda.
Onanuga stated that the 3000 sampling sample of the poll is very poor for an election where over 90 million people have registered to vote.