“My supporters should not relent, they should continue to voice their opposition. It shouldn’t be a one-off thing, they have to be consistent.” Obi.
Chairman of the tribunal, Justice Ado Birnin-Kudu, gave the order following two ex-parte motions filed on Nov. 19 by the SDP and by its governorship candidate, Muritala Yakubu-Ajaka.
Before the announcement of the result of the poll, he took to his Social Media page to kick against what allegedly transpired in some of the polling units, calling for its cancellation.
He also alleges that results sheets were filled in Kogi State before the commencement of voting on Saturday.
The PDP’s Guber candidate who earlier spoke on his official Facebook page encouraging the electorates in Kogi state to resist evil later surfaced to address the media after casting his vote.
The area is calm as security personnel, party agents, and INEC officials perform their duties.
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Atiku is praying the apex court set aside the September 6 judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Court, PEPC, which dismissed his petition that the election was rigged in favour of the ruling party.
The cleric, however, insisted that the truth should prevail even as the opposition was challenging President Bola Tinubu’s victory in the court.
“Nigerians were witnesses to the electoral robbery that took place on February 25, 2023, which was globally condemned but the Tribunal in its wisdom refused to accept the obvious”. He said
Atiku and Obi, however, rejected the results, with each claiming at separate press conferences that the election was fraught with violence and massive rigging.
The three presiding officers were summoned by Alhaji Abubakar Atiku and the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP).
Displeased with the statement that implied that his client was uncooperative, counsel for INEC, Kemi Pinhero SAN who conducted Wednesday’s proceedings on behalf of the electoral body countered the assertion.
He said the INEC chairman would also tender some sensitive documents during his appearance.
The chairman of the five-man panel, Justice Harunna Tsammani, held that it was unacceptable for the lawyer to give reasons for their objection after the commission had indicated that it would advance reasons at the address stage of proceedings.
Peter Obi and the Vice Presidential candidate of LP, Datti Baba Ahmed, alongside the leaders of the Party, were in the court, to witness the proceedings.
It directed the counsels to consult their clients and report back the outcome of the meeting.
The judge ruled that the party’s failure to submit its membership register to the INEC within 30 days before their primaries made the process null and void.
When the matter was called, Obi stood up to announce his appearance followed by Dudu Manuga, the National Women’s Leader of the Party who sat close to Obi.