The Labour Party (LP) and its 2023 presidential candidate, Peter Obi have filed a brief of arguments at the Supreme Court in furtherance of the petition challenging the victory of President Bola Tinubu in the February 25 election in Nigeria.
The development was disclosed in a post via the X platform early on Tuesday morning by a chieftain of the party cum actor, Kenneth Okonkwo.
He wrote: “To God be the glory, we have filed our Appellants’ Brief of Arguments at the Supreme Court of Nigeria. We still trust in God to see us through. Great kudos to all the members of the Presidential Petition Legal Team of @PeterObi. God will bless all of them.”
According to a part of the document seen by Naija News, the filing is an appeal against the judgement of the Court of Appeal delivered on 6th September 2023 in the petition filed by Obi and the Labour Party against Tinubu’s victory.
It added that the appeal is predicated on the notice of appeal filed on 19th September 2023 containing 51 grounds of appeal.
Listed as respondents in the case are the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Senator Kashim Shettima and the All Progressives Congress (APC).
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Meanwhile, Obi has distanced himself from the possibility of working in a unity government with the administration of President Bola Tinubu.
Speaking on Monday during an interview with Arise News, Obi said he is challenging the process through which Tinubu got into office so working together may not be an option at this particular point in time.
According to the former Anambra State Governor, it is very important that leaders get in through the right door and not by jumping through the window.