- The two major opposition parties are still determined to defeat President Bola Tinubu and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the court
- The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Labour Party (LP) insist President Tinubu did not win the 2023 election via due process
- While PDP's Atiku filed a fresh suit against Tinubu in a US court, LP's Obi is relying on the local courts
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It would be recalled that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in the 2023 election, Atiku Abubakar, took his battle against President Tinubu’s victory to a US court.
Obi didn't petition US court: LP spokesman
Atiku filed a separate case No. 23-5099 (N. D. III.) at the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against President Tinubu in the US.
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Phrank Shaibu, his special assistant on public communications, said the new suit informed the decision of the former vice president to withdraw an existing case before a circuit court in Illinois.
The camp of the former vice-president believes President Tinubu’s academic records from primary school to university remained questionable.
Obi and Atiku are contesting the outcome of the 2023 presidential election.
Ifoh said although Obi — like Atiku — is asking the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) to nullify the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC’s) declaration of Tinubu as Nigeria’s president, he did not imitate the PDP chieftain.
He told The Punch:
“Our candidate did not petition any court in the US concerning Tinubu. I think only Atiku did that. But what we are saying is that Mr Peter Obi should be declared the authentic winner of the election after winning a majority of lawful votes.
“Despite the shenanigans perpetrated during the election, Obi still clearly won. We have provided the evidence to support our position, and we know that the learned justices will allow themselves to be guided by the evidence before arriving at a judgment. This is our position, and nothing can change it.”
Apostle releases prophecy on tribunal judgement
In a piece of related news, Legit.ng reported that the spiritual head of the Souls For Christ Ministry, Apostle Tony Anthony, predicted that the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) would uphold President Tinubu’s victory.
In a prophecy shared via his known Facebook page recently, the cleric said regardless of the court’s verdict, “I saw a humiliating force moving Tinubu out of power”.