GoldenNewsNg reports that the Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, has filed a petition with the presidential elections tribunal in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital against President-elect, Bola Tinubu.
This online news platform understands that the Chief Spokesman of the LP Presidential Campaign Council, Yunusa Tanko, announced this in a tweet on the micro-blogging site, Twitter in the early hours of Tuesday, March 21, 2023, weeks after the 2023 Presidential Election.
Peter Obi’s spokesman who said Peter Obi’s process of reclaiming the people’s mandate has begun, 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.”
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
Dr Yunusa Tanko
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— Dr Yunusa Tanko (@YunusaTanko) March 20, 2023
GoldenNewsNg reports that Peter Obi, who finished third in the election, and Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), who finished second, are both suing over the results of the February 25 election.
Why Nigerians Refused To Come Out To Vote – Peter Obi
The Labour Party Presidential candidate said the low turnout in the governorship and state assembly elections is due to the outcome of the February 25 presidential election.
Peter Obi stated that the results of the presidential election did not reflect the wishes of the people, resulting in voter apathy in the ongoing elections.
Speaking over the weekend, Peter Obi told reporters at his Amatutu polling unit in Agulu, Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra State, southeast Nigeria, that “the electorates were discouraged to come to vote because of what happened in the last poll that did not reflect the people’s wish.”