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Peter Obi’s absence in PEPC court, as Abure stands in

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In a noticeable absence, the Labour Party‘s Presidential Candidate, Peter Obi, was conspicuously absent during the tribunal sitting for the recently concluded presidential elections, as observed.

The tribunal session commenced at 9:34 a.m. when the Chairman, Justice Haruna Tsammani, requested the introduction of petitioners and responders according to reports.

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In Peter Obi’s absence, Julius Abure, the embattled chairman of the Labour Party (LP), stood in for the petitioner.

The Vice-President, Kashim Shettima, identified himself as the first responder, accompanied by the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi Ganduje.

The judgment, scheduled for Wednesday, will be delivered by the Tribunal Chairman, Justice Haruna Tsammani, with assistance from other panel members, including Justices Stephen Adah, Monsurat Bolaji-Yusuf, Moses Ugo, and Abba Mohammed.

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Three petitions, denoted as CA/PEPC/03/2023, CA/PEPC/05/2023, and CA/PEPC/04/2023, were filed before the court by different candidates:

Mr. Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and the Allied Peoples Movement (APM), respectively.

On March 1, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the victory of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Tinubu, in the presidential election held on February 25.

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Tinubu secured 8,794,726 votes, defeating his main competitors, Alhaji Atiku of the PDP, who garnered 6,984,520 votes, and Mr. Obi of the LP, who came in third with 6,101,533 votes.

Dissatisfied with the election outcome, both Atiku and Obi have approached the court in an attempt to invalidate the results.

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