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Peter Obi failed to prove how he scored majority votes in the election – Tribunal

The Presidential Election Petitions Court has ruled that the Labour Party (LP) and its presidential candidate, Peter Obi, failed to specify how they obtained the majority of lawful votes during the February 25 presidential election.

In the leading judgment delivered by Justice Abba Bello Mohammed, the tribunal concluded that the Labour Party made generic allegations of irregularities, vote suppression, and corrupt practices that allegedly affected their votes, especially in states like Rivers, Benue, Lagos, Taraba, Imo, and Osun.

However, they failed to specify the specific polling units affected or present concrete evidence to substantiate their claims.

The court noted that although Peter Obi and the LP asserted that they secured the majority of lawful votes cast, they did not provide the actual number of lawful votes they received.

“The determination of election is about figures,” the court held.

Justice Mohammed further ruled that LP failed to substantiate their claims of overvoting against the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the corresponding reduction in their own vote count.

A while back, Nigerian comedian, Bowoto Jephthah Tanimola, popularly known as Akpororo, took a swipe at the presidential candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi, at a recent event.

His statement comes amid Peter Obi’s ongoing legal battle over the outcome of the 2023 presidential election, in which President Bola Ahmed Tinubu was declared the winner.

During the event, Akpororo asked the audience if Peter Obi was still in court to which they responded in the affirmation. In response, the comedian said, “Obi will be in court for 8 years”.

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