Obi files 51 grounds of appeal against PEPT judgment at Supreme Court

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The candidate of the Labour Party (LP)  in the February 25 , 2023  presidential election, Peter Obi, has filed 51 grounds of appeal before the Supreme Court to invalidate the election of President Bola Tinubu.

Obi argued in his appeal that the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, (PEPT), erred in law and hence reached an erroneous decision when it denied his petition to contest the outcome of the February 25 presidential election.

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Among other things, he claimed that the five-member panel of the Court of Appeal led by Justice Haruna Tsammani committed a grievous miscarriage of justice against him by ruling that he did not specify voting units where anomalies occurred during the election.

He further chastised the PEPT for dismissing his complaint because he did not disclose the numbers of votes or scores that were allegedly suppressed or inflated in favour of Tinubu and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Obi claimed that the testimony of his witnesses was wrongfully dismissed as incompetent, accusing the lower court of violating his right to a fair hearing.

He informed the Supreme Court that the panel had wrongfully disregarded his claim that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had posted 18, 088 obscured results to its IReV platform.

He informed the Supreme Court that the panel had wrongfully disregarded his claim that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had posted 18, 088 obscured results to its IReV platform.

Furthermore, he claimed that the lower court ignored his claim that certified true copies of documents issued by INEC to his legal team consisted of 8,123 blurred results containing blank A4 papers, pictures, and images of unknown persons, purporting to be the CTC of polling unit 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 he failed to establish the allegation of corrupt practices and over-voting,” Obi stated.

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