The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal has dismissed Peter Obi and Labour Party’s petition seeking to disqualify Bola Ahmed Tinubu on the basis of drug trafficking charges in the United Dtate.
Ruling on the case in Abuja on Wednesday, the Tribunal said the petition was dismissed because Labour Party and its candidate during the February 25 general election could not prove that Tinubu was convicted in the United State on drug related charges.
According to Justice Haruna Tsammani, who led the five-member panel, Obi and his party failed to establish any record of criminal arrest or conviction against the defendant.
“The petitioners failed to show evidence that the president was detained or convicted for any particular offence as alleged by (Peter Obi and Labour Party).”
Clarifying the forfeiture of around $400k by Tinubu, the Justice said the fine was over a civil proceeding.
Obi and his party alongside other political parties have dragged President Tinubu to court after he was declared winner of the last Presidential election by INEC to challenge the outcome.