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LP, Obi’s petition based on rhetoric, says Tribunal
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The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Abuja has said the Labour Party and its presidential candidate, Peter Obi’s entire petition against President Bola Tinubu was clearly based on rhetoric.

Some of the claims made by the petitioners include the nullification of the declaration of Tinubu as the winner of the presidential election for failing to score 25 per cent in the FCT; Tinubu’s incompetence to contest the election following his forfeiture case in the United States, the failure of INEC to transmit results to Irev, among others.

The five-man panel led by Justice Haruna Tsammani, while reading his ruling, struck out the issues on the petitions.

Tsammani specifically described the 25 per cent requirement in FCT as fallacious and incredibly ridiculous.

He said, “The argument of LP lawyer that the 2nd respondent ought not to have been declared winner because he did not score 25 per cent in the FCT is fallacious and incredibly ridiculous.”