Peter Obi, the presidential candidate for the Labour Party in the 2023 Nigerian presidential election has filed 51 grounds of appeal over dissatisfaction with the presidential election tribunal court rulings.
The presidential election petition courts (PEPC) threw all Peter Obi’s petitions to disqualify the former governor of Lagos state and presidential candidate of All Progress Congress (APC) Bola Ahmed Tinubu based on drug-related issues, certificate forgery and Kashim Shettima’s double nomination.
The Labour Party and Peter Obi’s legal team counsel have shown great dissatisfaction over tribunal verdicts and proceeded to the Supreme Court to appeal the judgement of PEPC.
The former Governor of Anambra State known for his financial acumen and commitment to good governance Peter Obi along with his legal team approached the Supreme Court on the ground that INEC doesn’t comply with the Electoral Amended Act and the presidential election petition court ruling declaring that the All Progressive Congress candidate is a winner biased and wrong, therefore praying for disqualification of Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Peter Obi whose candidacy is expected to focus on economic reforms, poverty alleviation, and infrastructure development listed that on the issue of 25%, PEPC failed to realize that for the President to assume the office or position of the Governor of Abuja, is also under a mandate to secure 25% of the votes cast in the FCT. Peter Obi’s affiliation with the Labour Party suggests a dedication to workers’ rights and social welfare policies in his campaign platform.