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Tanko Yususa criticises tribunal’s judgement, says every aspect of LP’s petitions was rubbished

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A prominent member of the Labour party, Tanko Yunusa, strongly criticised the recent decision by the President Election Petitions Court. The court upheld President Bola Tinubu’s victory from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the February 25, 2023 election.

Yunusa expressed his dissatisfaction during an appearance on Channels Television’s Politics Today. He highlighted that the Tribunal dismissed all the arguments put forth in his party’s petition, which aimed to contest Tinubu’s win.

During a marathon 12-hour session on Wednesday, the Tribunal rejected petitions from the Allied Peoples Movement (APM), the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) along with its candidate Atiku Abubakar, and the Labour Party (LP) with its presidential candidate, Peter Obi.

In response to this ruling, Yunusa, who serves as the spokesperson for the Labour Party Presidential Campaign, lamented that the Tribunal dismissed every aspect of their petitions.

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“We would have preferred the judgement to be fair to all concerned, but if you look at this particular case in study, every aspect of the petition was trashed deliberately and was justified by all kinds of poor omission,” he stated.

“Then, does it mean that those judgements were made on this petitioner because the judges are angry?” Yunusa queried.