Peter Obi and the Labour Party (LP) were unable to substantiate their claim of securing the majority of lawful votes in the February 25 presidential election, according to the Presidential Election Petitions Court.
In the judgment delivered by Justice Abba Bello Mohammed, the tribunal pointed out that the LP made general allegations of irregularities, vote suppression, and corrupt practices without specifying the affected polling units or providing concrete evidence to support their claims.
Despite asserting that they had garnered the majority of lawful votes, Peter Obi and LP failed to state the actual number of lawful votes they received. The court emphasized that electoral outcomes hinge on precise figures and also noted that LP couldn’t substantiate their allegations of overvoting against the All Progressives Congress (APC) or demonstrate the reduction in their actual votes.
The determination of election is about figures,” the court held. 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.