Tribunal: Peter Obi hails legal team’s performance

John Ogunsemore
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Presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi on Friday commended his legal team’s performance at the President Election Petition Court (PEPC).

Obi spoke in a tweet while sharing photos of himself with LP leaders, including National Chairman, Julius Abure, at the PEPC on Friday.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on March 1 declared Asiwaju Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as winner of the February 25 presidential election.

According to the electoral umpire, the APC flagbearer secured 8,794,726 votes, to defeat Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who got 6,984,520 votes, and Mr Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP), who got 6,101,533 votes.

Atiku and Obi have approached the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal alleging a fraudulent process and asking to be declared as the authentic winner of the election.

Tinubu was sworn in as Nigeria’s president on Monday, May 29.

Proper legal fireworks challenging his electoral win commenced on Tuesday, May 30.

Speaking on his legal team’s performance on Friday, June 2, Obi said, “Today, LP Chairman Barr Julius Abure, Sen. Datti Baba-Ahmed, Sen Victor Lar, and I along with a host LP and Obidients Family members, were at the Presidential Election Tribunal (PEPT), in Abuja.

“I’m gratified by the diligent efforts of our legal team.”

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