Peter Obi files appeal against Tinubu’s victory at Supreme Court.

Peter Obi files appeal against Tinubu’s victory at Supreme Court.

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Gregory Obi, has appealed against the September 6 judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Court, which upheld the victory of President Bola Tinubu at the February 25 presidential poll.

Obi, in a 50-ground notice of appeal filed by his lead counsel, Dr Livy Uzoukwu, SAN, is contesting the Tribunal’s verdict, which endorsed the declaration of Tinubu by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC.

In his appeal, Obi maintained that the Presidential Election Petition Court, PEPC, erred in law and reached a wrong conclusion when it dismissed the petition he lodged to challenge the outcome of the presidential poll on February 25.

He contended that Justice Haruna Simon Tsammani-led’s five-member panel of the Court of Appeal wrongly occasioned a grave miscarriage of justice against him when it held that he did not specify polling units where irregularities occurred during the election.

He faulted the PEPC for dismissing his case because he did not specify the votes or scores that were allegedly suppressed or inflated in favour of President Tinubu and the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.

Obi equally accused the Justice Tsammani-led panel of erring in law when it relied on paragraphs 4(1) (d) (2) and 54 of the First Schedule to the Electoral Act 2022 to strike out paragraphs of his petition.

While accusing the lower court of breaching his right to a fair hearing, Obi insisted that the evidence of his witnesses was wrongly evaluated and dismissed as incompetent.

He told the Apex Court that the panel unjustly dismissed his allegation that INEC uploaded 18 088 blurred results on its IReV portal.

More so, he alleged that the lower court ignored his allegation that certified true copies of documents that INEC issued to his legal team, comprised of 8 123 blurred results that contained blank A4 papers, pictures and images of unknown persons, purporting same to be the CTC of polling units results of the presidential election.

“The learned Justices of the Court below erred in law and occasioned a miscarriage of justice when they held and concluded that I failed to establish the allegation of corrupt practices and over-voting,” Obi added.

Just like Atiku Abubakar’s appeal, the Supreme Court has not yet fixed a date for the hearing of Obi’s appeal.

Kemi Filani News recalls that the Presidential Election Tribunal on September 6 threw out Obi’s suit against Tinubu’s victory at the polls.

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