Tinubu’s Aide Accuses Obi of Mimicking IBB’s Actions in Annuling Elections

Tinubu's Aide Accuses Obi of Mimicking IBB's Actions in Annuling Elections
Tinubu and Peter Obi

Bayo Onanuga, a media aide to Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the President-elect, has alleged that the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, is attempting to replicate what happened 30 years ago to MKO Abiola, whose presidential victory was annulled by retired military head of state, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida (IBB).

On Tuesday, Onanuga expressed this opinion on Twitter, saying that Obi’s move to challenge the 2023 presidential election results is similar to how IBB invalidated MKO Abiola’s victory in 1993.

Onanuga added that Tinubu and his supporters are prepared to defend his election victory, stating that “Team Tinubu will certainly meet you (Obi) in court.”

Earlier in the day, Obi filed a petition at the Abuja tribunal, contesting Tinubu’s win in the February 25, 2023 presidential election. The Labour Party and its presidential candidate are requesting that the tribunal enforce the fact that Tinubu was not duly elected by a majority of votes cast during the election. They are also seeking an order for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to retrieve the certificate of return issued to Tinubu and instead issue a new one to Obi.

It is important to note that the allegations made by Onanuga and the petition filed by Obi are currently subject to investigation and legal proceedings.

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