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PEPT Judgement: Obi Vs Tinubu Court


PEPT Judgement: Obi Vs Tinubu Court

The Presidential Election petition tribunal to give verdict on the election issues. A case was filed by the Presidential Candidate of Labour Party Mr. Peter Obi against the Presidential Candidate of the All Progressive Congress of Nigeria.

The Case was filed by Mr. Obi for the following reasons:

Mr Obi anchored his claim on the grounds that Mr Tinubu “was fined $460,000 for an offence involving dishonesty, namely narcotics trafficking imposed by the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, in case no:93C 4483″ between the United States of America and Bola Tinubu.”

He further alleged the non-qualification of Mr Tinubu’s running mate, Mr Shettima, citing the nomination for two separate constituencies – as Borno Central senatorial candidate and vice-presidential candidate ”for the whole of Nigeria”

in the same election cycle.Subsequently, Mr Obi put forward five prayers in court. Three of them are alternative prayers to the two main ones.

In his two main prayers, he urged the court to declare Mr Tinubu and his running mate, Mr Shettima, unqualified to contest the presidential elections.


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