Festus Keyamo, the minister of state for labor and employment, has responded to the petition that Peter Obi, of the Labour Party, submitted demanding the annulment of the election that Bola Tinubu, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, and the winner of the February 25 presidential election.
Obi has earlier contested the election’s results and asked the court for access to all the sensitive materials used by the Independent National Election Commission during the poll.
Asserting that Tinubu “was not legitimately elected by the majority of the lawful votes cast at the time of the election,” the LP candidate filed a new lawsuit at the election tribunal on Tuesday.
The former governor of Anambra State asserted that 11 states, including Rivers, Lagos, Taraba, Benue, Adamawa, Imo, Bauchi, Borno, Kaduna, and Plateau, had been rigged. He added that he would prove this in the proclamation of results based on the uploaded results.
Reacting to his petition in a post via his verified handle on Wednesday, Keyamo said that all the deceit, lies and disinformation about simple and clear issues would be busted in the court.
He wrote, “I am excited about the issues raised in those Election Petitions. All the deceit & lies & disinformation & misinformation about otherwise very simple and clear issues are about to be busted by our Law Lords. Whoever continues to argue after that should relocate to another planet.
“Nigerians will finally see a huge difference between calm, dispassionate adjudication of issues and all the hoopla caused by garrulous spokespersons shaking and falling on stage, ignorant TV hosts turned debaters, misinformed documentaries, illiterate tweeps and some dancing Hijabi mamas.”
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