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PEPC Judgment: Peter Obi Records First Victory At The Tribunal

Peter Obi, Presidential candidate of the Labour Party has recorded his first victory at the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal (PEPT) currently ongoing…

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Peter Obi, Presidential candidate of the Labour Party has recorded his first victory at the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal (PEPT) currently ongoing.

ENigeria Newspaper reports that The (PEPT) dismissed a petition filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) challenging the membership of Peter Obi.

You would recall that APC had in its petition argued that Obi was not a valid member of the LP at the time of the election, as he had not been a member of the party for at least 30 days before the party’s presidential primary.
However, the PEPT ruled that the APC’s petition was incompetent.

Meanwhile, earlier, ENigeria Newspaper reported that Justice Abba Mohammed one of the five justices of the PEPT, while reading the ruling on preliminary objections filed by the respondents against Peter Obi’s petition said that Obi and his party, the LP did not adequately detail allegations of corrupt practices, vote suppression, fictitious results, Etc…

He said:

– Respondents contend that Obi’s petition alleged widespread irregularities without specifying the affected polling units.
– The petition claimed that false election results were submitted without specifying which polling units were impacted.
– The petition alleged overvoting and rigging but did not specify the polling units. The petitioners only made generic allegations, Justice Mohammed says.
– The petitioners allege irregularities and will use spreadsheets, inspection reports, and forensic analysis as evidence in the trial. But he says the documents promised by the petitioners were not attached to the petition and served on the respondents.
– The Justice also ruled that Obi and the Labour Party did not adequately detail their allegations of corrupt practices, vote suppression, fictitious results, and other irregularities in their pleadings.

Source: ENigeria Newspaper

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