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General News of Wednesday, 8 March 2023


2023 Election: Peter Obi appears in court

Peter Obi in court Peter Obi in court

Peter Obi, the candidate of the Labour Party in the just concluded presidential election, has appeared in court to hear the appeal he had filed against the outcome of the poll at the tribunal.

The former governor of Anambra announced his arrival at the court on his Twitter page on Wednesday, March 8, a day set aside for the hearing of the suit.

Obi appeared, alongside his lawyers, at the court to witness the proceedings of his party's legal request to inspect the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System machines and other and other sensitive materials the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) deployed.

Earlier on Wednesday, Obi, on his Twitter page, announced that he would appear at the court alongside his lawyers following the cancellation of his campaign trip.

Peter Obi was the second runner-up in the presidential election that was keenly contested by Bola Tinubu, All Progressives Congress (APC) and Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

INEC announced the APC candidate as the winner of the election after polling 8,794,726 votes to defeat Atiku and Obi, who garnered 6,984,520 and 6,101,533 votes, respectfully.

Both Obi and Atiku are challenging the outcome of the election in court, with the duo laying claim to have won the election.