Peter Obi, the Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, has taken legal action by filing an appeal with the Supreme Court to challenge the outcome of the presidential election won by President Bola Tinubu.
Obi, represented by his legal team led by Dr. Livy Uzoukwu, SAN, is requesting that the Supreme Court overturn the verdict of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) delivered on September 6 in favor of Tinubu.
On September 19, 2023, the Labour Party and Peter Obi submitted a 73-page notice of appeal, contesting the tribunal’s judgment.
The notice of appeal stated, “Take notice that the Appellants being dissatisfied with the decisions in PETITION NO: CA/PEPC/03/2023 MR. PETER GREGORY OBI & ANOR. v. INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION & ORS. (consolidated with Election Petition Nos: CA/PEPC/04/2023 and CA/PEPC/05/2023), contained in pages 3-327 of the Judgment of the Court of Appeal sitting as the Presidential Election Petition Court, Holden at Abuja, Coram: H. S. Tsammani, Stephen Jonah Adah, Misitura Omodere Bolaji-Yusuff, Boloukuroma Moses Ugo and Abba Bello Mohammed, JJ.C.A. (“the Court below”) delivered on the 6th day of September 2023, and more particularly stated in paragraph 2 of this Notice of Appeal, do hereby appeal to the Supreme Court on the Grounds set out in Paragraph 3 and will at the hearing of the appeal seek the Reliefs sought in paragraph 4 herein.”
QUEST TIMES recalls that the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, led by Justice Haruna Tsammani, had affirmed the victory of President Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the presidential election held on February 25.