I Won Presidential Election With 8.7 Million Votes – Peter Obi Insists in Appeal to Supreme Court

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, in his appeal to the Supreme Court, has said he got 8.7 million votes in the 2023 presidential election, insisting that he won the election.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Obi is seeking nullification of the judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Court, which upheld the victory of Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the February 25 presidential election.

In a 51-ground appeal filed by his lawyers on Tuesday, Obi argued that the PEPC erred in law by dismissing his petition, which challenged the outcome of the election on the grounds of alleged overvoting and non-compliance with the Electoral Act.

Obi’s lawyers also argued that the PEPC erred in refusing to rely on the evidence of 18,088 blurred polling unit results uploaded by INEC staff to its public viewing portal. They said the blurred results formed part of the certified copies issued to them by INEC and should have been considered by the PEPC.

The appeal partly read, “Take notice that the Appellants being dissatisfied with the decisions in PETITION NO: CA/PEPC/03/2023 MR. PETER GREGORY OBI & ANOR. v. INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION & ORS. (consolidated with Election Petition Nos: CA/PEPC/04/2023 and CA/PEPC/05/2023), contained in pages 3-327 of the Judgment of the Court of Appeal sitting as the Presidential Election Petition Court, Holden at Abuja, Coram: H. S. Tsammani, Stephen Jonah Adah, Misitura Omodere Bolaji-Yusuff, Boloukuroma Moses Ugo and Abba Bello Mohammed, JJ.C.A. (“the Court below”) delivered on the 6th day of September 2023, and more particularly stated in paragraph 2 of this Notice of Appeal, do hereby appeal to the Supreme Court on the Grounds set out in Paragraph 3 and will at the hearing of the appeal seek the Reliefs sought in paragraph 4 herein.”

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