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Politics of Sunday, 25 June 2023


Major highlights as Peter Obi closes case against President Bola Tinubu

L-R: Peter Obi, President Bola Tinubu L-R: Peter Obi, President Bola Tinubu

Peter Obi and his Labour Party (LP) closed their petition at the presidential election petition court on Friday, June 23.

Obi had alleged that the 2023 presidential election that was held on Saturday, February 25, was rigged in favour of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Channels Television reported.

Obi had proposed to call 50 witnesses but could only call 13 within the court allotted time, according to Vanguard. He also presented tons of electoral documents.

Premium Times also reported that at the resumed hearing of Obi’s suit on Friday, June 23, Obi's lead counsel, Livy Uzoukwu (SAN), led Tanko Yunusa, a chieftain of the LP, as a witness.

Among exhibits he tendered before the court included polling unit results from 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, as well as a bundle of documents containing the total number of Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) that were collected in 32 states prior to the 2023 general elections.

At the close of his testimony, Uzoukwu told the court, “My Lords, that is the petitioners’ case.”

Afterwards, the court adjourned further hearing until Monday, July 3, for the respondents – President Tinubu, the ruling Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and the All Progressives Congress (APC)- to open their defence.