Ask INEC to withdraw the certificate from Tinubu
The flag bearer of the Labour Party in the Feb 25th presidential election, Peter Obi has officially filed a petition at the Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja, challenging the declaration of Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as the winner of the presidential election.
The Chief Spokesperson of the Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign Council, Dr Yunusa Tanko stated this in a statement on Tuesday
“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.”
The petition marked: CA/PEPC/03/2023, has the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC); Tinubu; his running mate, Senator Kashim Shettima, and the APC as the 1st to 4th respondents.
Obi has five prayers before the tribunal. Amongst them is the prayer for the tribunal to declare that Tinubu was not duly elected by a majority of the lawful votes cast at the election.
Also , they want an order mandating INEC to retrieve the certificate of return issued to the APC candidate and issue a fresh one to Obi.
Obi also alleged that at the time of the election, Tinubu was not qualified to contest.
He argued further that, the election was invalid by reason of corrupt practices and non-compliance with the provision of the Electoral Act 2022.
Obi prayed the tribunal to make an order cancelling the election and compelling INEC to conduct a fresh election in which Tinubu, Shettima, and the APC will not participate.
The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, is expected to file his own petition before midnight when the deadline will elapse.