Peter Obi Formally Submits Petition At Presidential Elections Tribunal, Challenging Tinubu’s Victory
Former governor of Anambra State and presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the just concluded presidential election, Peter Obi, has formally submitted a petition challenging the process leading to the outcome of the Presidential Election held on February 28, 2023.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had announced Bola Tinubu as the winner of the election after which it declared him President-Elect.
The Chief Spokesman of the Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign of the Labour Party, Dr. Yunusa Tanko announced the submission of the petition in a tweet, in the early hours of Tuesday.
He wrote, “It is official the Labor Party Presidential candidate Peter OBI has filed his petition to the presidential elections tribunal in Abuja. The process of reclaiming the people’s mandate has started.”
In a recent interview, Peter Obi affirmed that he was not part of the nationwide #EndINEC”, “#ENDNigeria” protest, that he has always pleaded with his supporters ‘Obidients’ to be calm as he’s taking the matter to court.
Obi, who came third behind the Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar, who came second with the candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, being declared the winner and president-elect, had criticised the process of the election and questioned its credibility.
The former Anambra State governor had vowed to challenge both the process and outcome of the poll in court, insisting that as a believer in the rule of law, he would follow all legally allowed process to reclaim his “mandate.”
Obi who took to his official Twitter handle to react to “#ENDINEC”, “#ENDNigeria” protest being allegedly planned by Obidients, maintained “I have publicly stated that in the matter of reclaiming our stolen mandate, we shall do so robustly, via the Courts and Due Process.”
He wrote: “My attention has been drawn to social media postings suggesting that a nation-wide groundswell “#ENDINEC”, “#ENDNigeria” Protest is being planned by the Obidients.
“We are aware that those postings are being orchestrated by the Opposition.
“My position is clear: Without prejudice to constitutional dictates on freedom of speech and freedom of assembly, I have publicly stated that in the matter of reclaiming our stolen mandate, we shall do so robustly, via the Courts and Due Process.”