Mr. Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s nominee for president, has formally filed a challenge contesting the methodology used to determine the results of the presidential election held on February 28, 2023.
Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu had been named the election’s victor by the Independent National Electoral Commission, who then proclaimed him president-elect.
Early on Tuesday morning, Dr. Yunusa Tanko, the chief spokesperson for the Labour Party’s Obi-Datti presidential campaign, informed Vanguard of the petition’s filing.
It is now official that Peter Obi, the presidential candidate for the Labor Party, has submitted his case to the presidential elections tribunal in Abuja, the author writes. The procedure to recover the mandate of the people has begun.
Dr. Yunusa Tanko, the chief spokesperson for the Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign Council, revealed this in a statement.
It is confirmed that Peter Obi, the presidential candidate for the Labor Party, has submitted his case to the presidential elections tribunal in Abuja, according to the announcement. The procedure to recover the mandate of the people has begun.
Four weeks after the divisive presidential and National Assembly elections that resulted in Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as the new president, Obi filed his petition.
Although Tanko declined to explain why it took his principal so long to file the appeal, a party insider said that the former governor of Anambra State needed enough evidence to support his allegations of widespread fraud, intimidation of voters, and corruption against the election umpire.
He said this after the legal team met with Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, who assured them that the materials will be made available to them.
Dr. Livy Uzoukwu, the head of the legal delegation, urged the commission to make the polling documents available immediately at the parley because the team was running out of time to file its appeal contesting the results of the presidential election. She was accompanied by 60 lawyers.
“You know Peter Obi doesn’t like to discuss without first gathering information. Because of this, he took his time before submitting his case to the tribunal,” he stated.