LP Gets First Victory as Tribunal Dismisses APC’s Petition Against Obi

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The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal (PEPT) has dismissed a petition filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) challenging the membership of Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), in the party.

Bellnews reports that the APC had argued that Obi was not a valid member of the LP at the time of the election, as he had not been a member of the party for at least 30 days before the party’s presidential primary.

However, the PEPT ruled that the APC’s petition was incompetent.

The court also said that the APC’s argument that Obi had defected from the PDP and only joined the Labour Party less than 30 days before his emergence as the candidate of the party was “an act of interloping and interfering with the internal affairs of another party”.

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