By Kamil Opeyemi
The Presidential candidate of the Labour in the last election Mr. Peter Obi and his party have on Tuesday filed 51 grounds of Appeal against the ruling of the Presidential Election Election Tribunal.
NPO Reports that Obi lost at the election in February this year as well as lost at the tribunal which delivered its verdict two weeks weeks weeks ago.
Obi said the PEPC erred in law and thereby reached a wrong conclusion when it dismissed his petition challenging the outcome of the presidential poll.
Among other things, he contended that the Justice Haruna Tsammani-led five-member panel of the Court of Appeal, indulged in a grave miscarriage of justice against him, when it held that he did not specify polling units where irregularities occurred during the election.
He further faulted the PEPC for dismissing his case on the premise that he did not specify the figures of votes or scores that were allegedly suppressed or inflated in favour of President Tinubu and the ruling APC.
Obi equally accused the Justice Tsammani-led panel of erring in law when it relied on paragraph 4(1) (d) (2) and 54 of the First Schedule to the Electoral Act 2022 to strike out paragraphs of his petition.
While accusing the lower court of breaching his right to fair hearing, Obi, insisted that evidence of his witnesses were wrongly dismissed as incompetent.
He told the apex court that the panel unjustly dismissed his allegation that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) uploaded 18,088 blurred results on its IReV portal.
More so, he alleged that the lower court ignored his allegation that certified true copies of documents that INEC issued to his legal team, comprised of 8,123 blurred results that contained blank A4 papers, pictures and images of unknown persons, purporting same to be the CTC of polling units’ results of the presidential election.
“The learned justices of the court below erred in law and occasioned a miscarriage of justice when they held and concluded that he failed to establish the allegation of corrupt practices and over-voting,” Obi added.