- The candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 presidential election, Peter Obi, did not win in Nasarawa state, the opposition claims
- This is according to a witness, Ibrahim Hamza, who appeared in the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) on Monday, June 5
- Hamza told the presidential election tribunal that the result sheet for the poll in Nasarawa was altered after he had signed the document
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FCT, Abuja - Ibrahim Hamza, a witness to Nigeria’s main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), at the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC), on Monday, June 5, said it “is impossible” for Peter Obi to win Nasarawa state.
‘Obi couldn’t have won a free and fair election in Nasarawa’: PDP’s Hamza
But now, according to Hamza, a witness to the PDP and Atiku Abubakar, Obi’s win was dubious, The Nation Newspaper reported.
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The witness, who acted as PDP’s state collation agent during the election, alleged that Obi would not have won his state if the election had been free and fair, The Cable also reported.
“I am not happy with the result. I don’t want the court to accept this result. Labour Party cannot come first in Nasarawa State. That is impossible.
"We have the authentic result. It is with the National Collation Agent (of the PDP)."
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2023 presidential election in Nasarawa state
Obi secured 191,361 votes in the contest with his closest challenger, Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who scored 172,922 votes while Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scored 147,093 votes.
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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the presidential election petition tribunal received more evidence in a document from the LP and Obi challenging the victory of President Bola Tinubu at the presidential polls in February.
It was gathered that on Monday, June 5, Form EC8A from eight states was brought before the court and tendered in as evidence.