Following Peter Obi's petition at the Election Petition Tribunal, Nigerians on Twitter have reacted to the development.
In the petition, Obi through his lawyer Livy Ozoukwu submitted that Tinubu “at the time of the (presidential) election was not qualified to contest the election.”
The Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) also argued that the president-elect “was not duly elected by the majority of the lawful votes cast at the time of the election.”
Owing to this, the petitioners are asking the tribunal to determine that all the votes recorded for Tinubu in the election “are wasted votes, owing to the non-qualification” of the president-elect and his running mate, Kashim Shettima.
“That it be determined that the 2nd respondent ( Tinubu), having failed to score one-quarter of the votes cast at the presidential election in the federal capital territory, Abuja, was not entitled to be declared and returned as the winner of the presidential election held on 25 February 2023,” the petitioner said.
Peter Obi, however, wanted the tribunal to give “an order cancelling the election and compelling the 1st respondent (INEC) to conduct a fresh election at which the 2nd respondent (Tinubu), 3rd respondent (Shettima) and 4th respondent (APC) shall not participate”.
Peter Obi is going to court to get back his mandate. Tinubu and his co-travelers are not even qualified to contest election in the first place. Bunch of criminals.— Anambra 1st son? (@UchePOkoye) March 21, 2023
From Peter Obi’s petition at the Tribunal, as revealed this morning by his Lawyers, and for not asking the Tribunal to declare him as the winner as threatened initially, it is absolutely clear that Obi has no other results apart from the ones declared by INEC, he also knows he… https://t.co/zlMvTBRF9r— Ayekooto (@DeeOneAyekooto) March 21, 2023
Peter Obi and his legal team met the deadline for the submission of petition at the election tribunal.— Mavis Ikpeme (@mavisikpeme) March 21, 2023
I hope that whatever is left of our justice system can corroborate with majority of Nigerians that the electoral process was greatly flawed and that INEC went against their… https://t.co/lfcrwwJAYV
ICYMI: The former Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi has begged the presidential elections tribunal in Abuja to ask INEC to conduct a fresh presidential election without APC and President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Hilarious! ???— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) March 21, 2023
The Presidential Election Tribunal has officially started.— PO’s MainChick? (@D_goodybag) March 21, 2023
Tell God to remember Nigeria.
Our God is a God of truth & fairness.
Let the right Justice be served!
Missions impossible.— John bello (@Johnbel55175508) March 21, 2023
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