‘You Are Barred From Raising This Issue Again’ – Tribunal Tells Peter Obi In Suit Against Tinubu
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) on Wednesday ruled that Mr. Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP)
can’t raise an issue on the alleged non-compliance of the 2023 election with the provisions of the 2022 Electoral Act.
The alleged non-compliance of the February 25 presidential election with the Electoral Act was one of the grounds for the petition filed by Peter Obi and his party against the declaration of President Bola Tinubu, the candidate of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), as the winner of the presidential polls by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Obi had cited INEC’s failure to electronically transmit the results of the election.
However, responding to the petition during Wednesday’s judgment, the lead Judge of the five-man Tribunal panel, Justice Haruna Tsammani ruled that Mr Obi is “estopped” (prohibited) from raising the issue again after it was resolved by the Federal High Court.