The Five (5) Prayers of Peter Obi

In an earlier report Peter Obi filed a petition to the Electoral Tribunal in Abuja,

Mr.Peter Obi has filed a Petition to the Electoral Tribunal in Abuja in a statement by the chief spokesperson Dr. Yunusa Tanko of Labour Party-PCC.

 

Mr. Peter Obi has officially filed a petition to the electoral tribunal in Abuja.

The statement reads;

 

It is official the Labor Party Presidential candidate Peter Obi has filed his petition to the presidential election’s tribunal in Abuja. The process of reclaiming the people’s mandate has started

 

The Labour Party Presidential Candidate, Peter Obi came third in the last presidential elections, Mr. Obi polled 6,101,533 votes while the President elect Mr. Bola Ahmed Tinubu polled a total of 8,794,726 votes.

 

Here are the five prayers Obi and the Labour Party seek in their petition.

 

Mr. Obi. Five Prayers as reported by a Nigerian News Media

 

Eligibility

 

Petitioners argue that Mr. Tinubu should not have been eligible to run for the top office, a spokesperson for Mr. Obi’s presidential campaign told the BBC on Tuesday.

 

Obi’s lead lawyer, Livy Uzoukwu also argued that the president-elect “was not duly elected by majority of the lawful votes cast at the time of the election.”

 

25 % in FCT

 

Because Tinubu was declared winner of the election without securing 25% in the FCT, Obi, and the Labour Party want the tribunal to determine “that the 2nd Respondent (Tinubu) having failed to score one-quarter of the votes cast at the Presidential Election in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, was not entitled to be declared and returned as the winner of the presidential election held on 25 February 2023.”

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Election Cancellation

 

Obi and his Party also prayed the court to order the cancellation of the February 25 presidential election.

 

Fresh Election

 

In addition to the cancellation of the election, the LP candidate asked the court to compel INEC to conduct a fresh election.

 

Fresh election without Tinubu/Shettima

 

Obi prayed the tribunal to make an order that will ensure Tinubu and his running mate, Shettima do not participate in the fresh election.