A gathering of Labour Party supporters took place at the Ministry of Finance premises, located a short distance from the presidential election petition court. The supporters fervently appealed to the tribunal to declare Peter Obi as the rightful winner of the 2023 presidential election.
Amidst the ongoing proceedings, the supporters staged a peaceful protest, advocating for the tribunal’s declaration of Peter Obi as president. A prominent placard among them boldly stated, “Declare Peter Obi as the president, and let us have peace.” Peter Obi, who secured the third position in the election according to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) results, is contesting the election outcome in 21 states, including the 11 states where he emerged victorious. INEC, however, declared Tinubu as the winner of the February 25 presidential election, citing his fulfillment of the legal requirements as the basis for his victory.
Similarly, Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), claims to be the true winner of the election. Both Atiku and Obi are challenging the victory of Tinubu, who was officially declared the winner by INEC. In the midst of the court proceedings, Peter Obi and the Labour Party supporters implored the court to acknowledge their candidate as the rightful winner of the 2023 presidential election.
In a noteworthy development, the court dismissed several allegations made by Peter Obi due to a lack of evidence to substantiate his claims before the tribunal.