Peter Obi has lined up 50 witnesses to testify and tender evidence that the 2023 presidential election was rigged.
He has requested seven weeks to present his case before the court due to hiccups encountered at the INEC while awaiting documents he had requested.
Obi challenges Tinubu’s eligibility to contest the presidential election.
Eko Hot Blog reports that Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, has disclosed that he has 50 witnesses who will testify and tender evidence to establish that the presidential election rigged against him in 2023.
He made the disclosure at the resumed proceedings on the petition he filed to challenge the return of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress.
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Obi has requested seven weeks to present his case before the court due to “a few hiccups” he encountered at the Independent National Electoral Commission while awaiting documents he had requested.
Parties agreed that star witnesses in the matter would be given 30 minutes each to present their evidence-in-chief.
INEC denied having an agreement with either Obi or the LP on time to be allocated to the witnesses and said it would need three days to present its two witnesses.
Tinubu’s counsel stated that they would require nine days to call a total of 21 witnesses, excluding expert witnesses, to defend his election victory.
Counsel for the APC said the party would call only seven witnesses to testify in the matter, and the party would require only nine days to defend Tinubu’s election.
Obi and LP had challenged Tinubu’s eligibility to contest the presidential election, alleging that he was previously indicted and fined $460,000 by the United States District Court in Case No: 93C 4483 for an offense involving dishonesty and drug trafficking.
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The petitioners argued that the election was invalid by reason of corrupt practices and non-compliance with the provision of the Electoral Act, 2022, and that all the votes recorded for him were wasted votes owing to his non-qualification/disqualification.
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