Election Petition: Top 7 Issues Raised By Peter Obi

2023 Election: We Need To Restructuring - Peter Obi

Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s Presidential Candidate, has formally filed a petition with the elections tribunal to contest the results of the February 25 Election.

This was revealed in a statement published by Dr Yunusa Tanko, Chief Spokesman of the Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign Committee. Obi’s appeal comes four weeks after the acrimonious presidential and National Assembly elections that resulted in the election of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as President-elect.

Peter Obi and the Labour Party are attempting to disqualify Bola Tinubu due to his drug-related forfeiture in the United States. It will be a fascinating case at the Court of Appeal. The issue has now become current. They’re also bringing up the topic of the FCT’s 25% vote. Here are the top 7 thing to get from Peter Obi presidential petition:

  1. Peter Obi and Labour Party are seeking to disqualify APC’s Bola Ahmed Tinubu on account of his drug related forfeiture in the USA, he claims that Tinubu was not qualified to contest for the election, stating that he was invalidated by reasons of corrupt practices and non-complaisance with the provisions of the elecetoral act 2022.
  2. Peter Obi is seeking to be declared the winner of the election, claiming that he scored the majority of all lawful cotes casted at the election, and also didnt have less than 25% of the votes in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, therefore satisfying the constitutional requirements to be declares winner of the presidential election.
  3. Peter Obi states that Bola Ahmed Tinubu was not duly elected by the majority of lawful votes casted in the presidential election, so therefore the declaration as president elect is unlawful and unconstitutional and of no effect whatsoever.
  4. Peter Obi is also seeking an order for the cancellation the 2023 elections asking that a fresh election be conducted at which the APC, Kashim Shetimma and Bola Ahmed Tinubu will not participate.
  5. Peter obi claims that the vice presidential candidate of the APC was nominated as a senatorial candidate for the Borneo central constituency and also nominated for the post of vice presidency on the 14th July 2022, Stating that the vice president knowingly allowed himself to be nominated for the vice president role while still being the senatorial candidate for the Borno constituency.
  6. He also stated that The APC Presidential candidate failed to score 25% of the votes casted at the presidential election, abuja and is therefore not entitled to be declared as the winner of the 2023 presidential election.
  7. He also stated that the election did not follow the electoral acts of 2022 and the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and should be voided.

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