Obi Seeking To Nullify Tinubu’s Victory Like June 12 – Onanuga
Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, is seeking the annulment of the victory of President-elect Bola Tinubu, just like it happened in 1993 in the election of MKO Abiola.
This was stated by a spokesperson for the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council, Bayo Onanuga.
According to Onanuga, the annulment is one of the five grounds Obi filed in his petition to challenge Tinub’s victory in the 25 February election.
He said Obi who came third in the election wants Tinubu’s election nullified and a fresh election ordered.
“The paper reported that Obi filed his petition to challenge the outcome of the poll at the Presidential Election Petition Court in Abuja at about midnight on Tuesday.
“He alleged that the election was characterised by various irregularities including the non-qualification of Mr Tinubu and his running mate, Kashim Shettima to contest the election.
“He also alleged that Mr Tinubu failed to win the majority of the lawful votes cast in the election, and just as he could not secure one-quarter of the lawful votes cast in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
“He also alleged that the election was conducted in substantial non-compliance with the provision of the law.
“The Labour Party candidate, therefore, urged the court to either declare him the president-elect, in the belief that he scored the majority of the lawful votes during the election, or nullify the entire election and order a fresh election.
“The petition contains a total of five prayers divided into two categories – two main prayers and three alternative prayers.
“Mr Obi jointly filed the petition alongside his party, the Labour Party.
“The co-petitioners sued the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mr Tinubu, Kashim Shettima (vice-president-elect) and their party, the APC, as the respondents.
“Mr Obi’s legal team which filed the petition against the outcome of the election on Tuesday is led by Livy Uzoukwu, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).
“Mr Uzoukwu led Atiku’s legal team when the former vice president unsuccessfully challenged the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019,” Onanuga said.