Following the declaration by the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal that it would pass its judgement on the 2023 presidential election on September 6, one of the petitioners in the case, the Labour Party, has expressed optimism in the outcome of the judgement.
The tribunal would be held at the Federal Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja.
Daily Trust reported that the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr Obiora Ifoh, said, “We are optimistic that the judgement would be in our favour and that all our prayers to the tribunal would be positive.”
The party’s presidential flag bearer, Peter Obi, is calling for the disqualification of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu (the presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress) from the last election and the cancellation of the election on the premise that the electoral process was flooded with violence and fraud.
Obi is also seeking a re-run of the election due to the alleged irregularities and electoral fraud that transpired during the keenly contested presidential polls in February.
In one of his prayers to the tribunal, the former Anambra State governor claimed that he was the only presidential candidate with the majority legal votes cast by the electorates.
He, therefore, urged the tribunal to declare him the winner of the Saturday, February 25 presidential polls.