Today’s Headlines:Kenneth Okonkwo, Others Represent Obi At Presidential Election Tribunal, Why I Visited Soyinka – Obi

Kenneth Okonkwo, Others Represent Obi At Presidential Election Tribunal

Veteran Nigerian actor and spokesperson for the Labour Party Presidential Campaign Council, Kenneth Okonkwo, has revealed the lawyers representing the party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, in the court of appeal. 

He made this known in a post on his Twitter page on Monday.

Okonkwo said, “We have a formidable team of legal luminaries representing PeterObi. From left is the head of the team, Livy Uzoukwu SAN, Awa Kalu SAN, Benbella Anachebe SAN, Kenneth Okonkwo Esq and a host of other experienced lawyers. May God grant us the wisdom to recover the people’s mandate.”

The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal began pre-hearing the petitions challenging the outcome of the February 25 presidential election on Monday.

Why I Visited Soyinka – Obi

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The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, on Sunday visited nobel laureate Wole Soyinka.

Sharing photos of the visit on his Twitter page late Sunday, Obi said he visited Soyinka to clear the air concerning the relationship between the literary icon and the OBIdient Movement.

Obi wrote, “Today, I visited one of Nigeria’s most revered figures and an international literary icon, Prof Wole Soyinka. Prof Soyinka has been a father whom I hold in very high esteem for what he has achieved and stands for in the struggle for a better Nigeria.

“His reputation as a fighter for justice and equity in our society has been legendary and we will NEVER ignore them.

“I had a very useful and enriching discussion about his aspirations for a better and greater Nigeria, and he shared a lot with me about his dream for a greater and more inclusive Nigeria.

“I reminded the Nobel laureate of the huge price he paid just before the outbreak of the civil war, fighting for the cause of the Igbos.

“I cherished this Sunday’s visit which was intended to erase the needless misconceptions about the relationship between the great icon and the OBIdient family. -PO”

AA Withdraws Petition Against Tinubu

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The Action Alliance has withdrawn its petition against the President-elect, Bola Tinubu.

This action was taken at the ongoing pre-hearing at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Monday in Abuja.

The petitioners had in the petition contended that their real candidate Solomon Okanigbuan was excluded from the list uploaded on the portal of the Independent National Electoral Commission.

Upon resumed hearing, the petition by the Action Alliance was called and parties announced their appearances.

The presidential candidate of the party, Solomon Okanigbuan, was in court and the Action Alliance was represented by the chairman of the party, Adekunle Omo-aje who announced his appearance.

The Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, introduced himself as Bola Tinubu’s representative. However the court said Lalong could not represent Tinubu, but the APC.

APC Plotting To Influence Presidential Election Tribunal — PDP

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The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has raised the alarm over an alleged plot by the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, to influence the outcome of ongoing cases at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.

National Publicity Secretary of the party, Debo Ologunagba, who addressed newsmen in Abuja, yesterday, said the PDP was alerting Nigerians and the International Community of the shocking revelations, reports and allegations of plots by the APC, to influence the outcome of the Presidential election Petition currently pending before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.

However, in response to PDP, the Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Mr Festus Keyamo, SAN, yesterday, accused the PDP of resorting to cheap blackmail and reverse psychology in its bid to hoodwink Nigerians into aligning with its petition at the Presidential Election Tribunal.

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