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General News of Wednesday, 22 March 2023


After 30, Peter Obi wants recreate MKO Abiola June 12 election treatment – APC Chieftain

Bola Ahmed Tinubu Bola Ahmed Tinubu

Bayo Onanuga, a media aide to the president-elect, Bola Tinubu has accused the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi of attempting to recreate the events of June 12, 1993 when the election victory of MKO Abiola was annulled by the retired military dictator, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida (IBB).

His accusation of the former Anambra governor comes after he filed a petition at the presidential election tribunal with the intention to challenge the 2023 presidential election results that produced Bola Tinubu as the president-elect.

Onanuga said that Obi’s move is similar to how the 1993 election of MKO Abiola was invalidated by IBB.

He tweeted on Tuesday evening: “Peter Obi of Labour Party seeks the annulment of the election of President-elect Bola Tinubu just like the military annulled MKO Abiola’s election of 12 June 1993.”

Onanuga, however, made it clear that Tinubu and his supporters are ready to defend his election victory, adding that “Team Tinubu will certainly meet you (Obi) in court.”

Earlier on Tuesday, Obi filed a petition at the tribunal in Abuja.

Obi and the Labour Party, LP, are challenging Tinubu’s status as the winner of the February 25, 2023, presidential election.

They are praying for the tribunal to enforce that Tinubu was not duly elected by a majority of votes cast during the election. They want an order demanding that INEC retrieves the certificate of return issued to Tinubu and issue a fresh one to Obi.