Dr. Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, has submitted an appeal consisting of 51 grounds before the Supreme Court in an effort to challenge the election of President Bola Tinubu.
In his appeal, Obi contends that the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) made legal errors, resulting in an incorrect judgment when it dismissed his petition challenging the outcome of the presidential election held on February 25.
One of his key arguments is that the PEPC, led by Justice Haruna Tsammani, committed a grave miscarriage of justice by ruling that he did not specify the polling units where irregularities occurred during the election.
Obi also criticises the PEPC for dismissing his case on the grounds that he did not provide specific figures for votes that were allegedly suppressed or inflated in favor of President Tinubu and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Furthermore, he accuses the PEPC of making a legal error by relying on certain provisions of the Electoral Act 2022 to strike out paragraphs of his petition. He asserts that this action breached his right to a fair hearing and resulted in the wrongful dismissal of evidence provided by his witnesses.
Obi’s appeal also raises concerns about the alleged uploading of 18,088 blurred results by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on its IReV portal. He claims that certified true copies of documents issued to his legal team contained 8,123 blurred results, including blank A4 papers and images of unknown individuals, presented as polling unit results of the presidential election.
In summary, Obi asserts that the PEPC’s judgment was flawed both in terms of legal interpretation and factual analysis, leading to a miscarriage of justice.
Source: Vanguard Ng.