Wednesday, September 27, 2023

‘You Are Barred From Raising This Issue Again’ – Tribunal Tells Peter Obi In Suit Against Tinubu

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) on Wednesday ruled that the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi can’t raise an issue on the alleged non-compliance of the 2023 election with the provisions of the 2022 Electoral Act.

The alleged non-compliance of the 2023 presidential election with the Electoral Act was one of the grounds for the petition filed by Peter Obi and his party against the declaration of President Bola Tinubu as the winner of the February 25 polls by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Obi had cited INEC’s failure to electronically transmit the results of the election.

However, responding to the petition during Wednesday’s judgment, the lead Judge of the five-man Tribunal panel, Justice Haruna Tsammani ruled that Mr Obi is “estopped” (prohibited) from raising the issue again after it was resolved by the Federal High Court.

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