- The petition filed by the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, about 25% of votes cast in the FCT has been thrashed
- The Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) in Abuja dismissed the petition, declaring it as irrelevant
- Obi and Labour had filed the petition stating that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu failed to win 25% of votes cast in the FCT
FCT, Abuja - The Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) has given its verdict on the petition filed by the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, about 25% of votes in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT)
25% votes in FCT is irrelevant
The court ruled that the 25% vote claim in the FCT is irrelevant.
Tribunal delivers judgment on Peter Obi's petition against Tinubu
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) had commenced the delivery of judgment in the petition filed by the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi.
Obi had filed a petition challenging the victory of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the February 25 presidential election.
Labour Party raises concerns ahead of tribunal judgement
Labour Party (LP) has raised concerns ahead of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) judgement on Wednesday, September 6.
The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Obiora Ifoh, in a statement issued via Twitter page @NgLabour, said the LP is shocked by an unguarded statement from the former Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Justice Mary Odili, praising President Bola Tinubu and his counsels.
Tribunal rejects testimonies of 10 witnesses presented by Peter Obi
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) has rejected the testimonies given by 10 out of 13 witnesses called by Peter Obi and the Labour Party.
According to Justice Haruna Tsammani, the witnesses' oath statements were incompetent and not admissible.
Peter Obi failed to prove Tinubu was convicted in US
The Presidential Election Petition Court sitting in Abuja has authenticated the candidacy of President Bola Tinubu and Vice President Kashim Shettima in the 2023 presidential election.
On Wednesday, September 6, the court ruled that the petitioners, Peter Obi and the Labour Party, failed to provide enough evidence to prove that Tinubu was convicted in the United States for money laundering to warrant disqualification.