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Peter Obi Challenges INEC Results In 21 states

The alleged detention of Labour Party flagbearer, Peter Obi, by the UK immigration has continued to stir major reactions in the polity On Thursday, April 13, Obi debunked the alleged apology from the British government over his detention Interestingly, the UK government has also declined to comment on Obi's detention and interrogation, noting it's a personal matter The United Kingdom government on Thursday, April 13, reacted to the alleged detention of Labour Party flagbearer, Peter Obi, by immigration officials at Heathrow Airport in London. The UK government, in a statement, refuted comments over Obi's detention and interrogation by British immigration officials following issues of identity at Heathrow Airport in London. Peter Obi, British government Peter Obi, earlier denied receiving any letter of apology from the British government over his detention by immigration officials in London. Photo credit: Mr. Peter Obi Source: Facebook UK govt reacts to Obi's detention, gives position When contacted for clarification on the matter, the head of the media unit of the British High Commission in Abuja, Dean Hurlock, told Leadership newspaper that the mission does not make comments on issues of that nature because they are personal. PAY ATTENTION: Follow us on Instagram - get the most important news directly in your favourite app! “The British High Commission is aware of media reports around the LP presidential candidate in the past few days. But in line with the Commission’s policy, we don’t comment on individual cases,” Hurlock said. “There’s something suspicious”: Sowore reacts to Peter Obi’s alleged detention in London The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore, reacted to the alleged detention of Labour Party's Peter Obi at the London Airport. In a tweet posted on his Twitter Page, Sowore disclosed that reports about Obi getting detained by UK Immigration were “fishy”. 2023 polls: Chimamanda Adichie disagrees with Wole Soyinka about Obidients Renowned writer Chimamanda Adichie condemned the use of the word 'fascist' by Professor Wole Soyinka to describe the activities of supporters of Peter Obi throughout the electioneering period. Reacting to an interview granted by Soyinka, who described Obi's supporters - Obidients - as fascists, Adichie said the word used by the professor was strong, especially for people genuinely seeking things to be done constitutionally. Adichie said she respects and admires Soyinka but disagrees with his description of Peter Obi's supporters or the demands made of the Labour Party's vice-presidential candidate, Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed.

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi has challenged the results declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in twenty-one states in Nigeria for the 2023 presidential election.

Out of the twenty-one states being challenged by Obi, the former governor of Anambra State won three of those states.

Obi, however, in those states that he won is challenging the figure credited to the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu.

The LP presidential candidate who was declared third in the election on Tuesday filed a case before the Presidential Election Petition Court in Abuja to challenge Tinubu’s victory.

Obi is challenging the results announced by INEC in states including Rivers, Lagos, Taraba, Benue, Adamawa, Imo, Bauchi, Borno, Kaduna, and Plateau states.

The rest are Ekiti, Oyo, Ondo, Taraba, Osun, Kano, Katsina, Kwara, Gombe, Yobe and Niger.

The presidential candidate alleged wrong computation for Tinubu and overvoting

Obi won in 11 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, based on the result INEC announced on 1 March.

He is disputing the outcome of the poll in 21 states of the federation, including three that INEC declared him to have won. The three states are – Lagos, Imo, and Plateau.

The other eight states and the FCT that he won are excluded from the list.

In Lagos, Imo, Plateau and seven others “and other states of the federation” not specified in the petition, Obi said, “the votes recorded for the 2nd respondent (Mr Tinubu) did not comply with the legitimate process for computation of the result and disfavoured the petitioners”.

The 10 states including the three won by him are Rivers, Lagos, Taraba, Benue, Adamawa, Imo, Bauchi, Borno, Kaduna, and Plateau.

In the remaining 11 states whose results he is challenging, the Labour Party candidate alleged that the outcome of the election was marred by overvoting.

He said overvoting occurred in Taraba and Borno, the home state of Tinubu’s running mate and vice-president-elect, Kashim Shettima.

The 11 states plus Borno and Taraba where overvoting took place, according to Mr Obi, are Ekiti, Oyo, Ondo, Taraba, Osun, Kano, Katsina, Kwara, Gombe, Yobe and Niger.

Obi said his forensic analysis of the electoral materials used for the election showed that votes cast in the polling units “exceeded the number of voters accredited on the BVAS in those states.”

The breakdown of the discrepancies in the figures is not included in the body of the petition available to the public. But the petitioners referenced a forensic analysis report, which they said contained the necessary details.

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