Peter Obi,nuhu Ribadu,others In Presidential Election Tribunal As Hearing Begins

Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, Mr Peter Obi has expressed confidence over his party’s victory at the tribunal. Obi spoke at a victory thanksgiving service in Atani, Anambra state in honour of Sen. Princess Stella Odua; Hon. Chukwuka Onyema and winners of Anambra state House of Assembly, Hon. Noble Igwe and Hon. Somto Udeze, Ogbaru 1 and Ogbaru 11 constituencies, respectively. Obi reassured that all hope was not lost, insisting that his party would not give up as the court case was still in progress. He, however, asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to provide the server used for the election. “INEC must provide the server they used for the election because they know they used the server for the election and must provide it,” he maintained. Attributing the victories recorded by his party in the elections to God, Obi stressed that it would have been impossible for PDP to achieve anything in the election. He said, “The election has come and gone and now is the reality. We have to thank God Almighty for, without Him, we would not have succeeded in the election. “Whenever we have the opportunity we should show gratitude to God. Thanksgiving is important and we are here to show our appreciation to God for what he did for us. “We also show our appreciation to all the people who helped made it possible for us to succeed, we must do something that they will appreciate.” Former governor of Anambra state, charged the newly elected lawmakers to first consider the interest of the masses and use public money for public good. H added, “You are nearer to the people. There is no road in Ogbaru and so many areas needs to be revived again. There is a lot of work to be done in the constituency. “So many people are hungry, so many things are happening to Nigeria. Let those who are in power today please use public money for public good. “Our children are not working because there is no job while some are working and suffering.” On her part, Senator representing Anambra North at the National Assembly, Stella Odua, pledged her continued commitment to empowering the youths. She said, “The essence of being in the senate is to make laws that will brighten and better the lives of the people as well as laws that will breed good governance. “Youth empowerment is ensuring human capital development. Nothing else can work except people are empowered. “To develop the people we must empower them to empower others.

The running mate to the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi is currently present at the hearing session of the petition filed before presidential election tribunal against the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari as the winner of the 2019 presidential election.
It would be recalled that Obi ran a joint ticket with the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar in the 2019 presidential election.
Also present in the court is a former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nuhu Ribadu, and a commissioner at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)
Wole Olanipekun while moving an objection on the preliminary application filed by President Buhari on his qualification said the application have been filed and served to all parties involved in the matter.

But drama ensued after a counsel who identified himself as Poland standing in for the Hope Democratic Party announced his appearance over which attracted a vehement objection to his claim.

However, President of the Tribunal, Mohammed Lawal Garba further urged all parties involved to privately sort out the issues of representation.

Garba also announced that all preliminary applications pending before the court would be heard on June 13.

Meanwhile, the tribunal has just gone into the preliminary part of the substantive matter.