The Presidential Election Petitions Court on Wednesday, September 06 said the presidential candidate of the Labour Pary (LP) Peter Obi failed to specify how he scored the majority of lawful votes in the February 25 presidential election.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Bola Tinubu as the winner of the 2023 presidential election, defeating Obi, Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and other candidates.
In his petition, Obi and the Labour Party said they won the election and should be declared winner.
However, at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT), Justice Abba Bello Mohammed while reading the lead judgement said Obi and his party only made generic allegations of irregularities, suppression of votes and corrupt practices to rob them of their votes, especially in Rivers, Benue, Lagos, Taraba, Imo and Osun states, but failed to specify the polling units affected.
Justice Mohammed further held that LP also failed to prove the allegations of overvoting against the All Progressives Congress (APC) and their actual reduced votes.
The Tribunal said the petitioners only made generic accusations of irregularities in the election but failed to specify the anomaly, the places where it occurred, and those affected.