Festus Keyamo (SAN), the minister of labour and employment, has revealed the reason why Peter Obi cannot defeat Bola Ahmed Tinubu at the presidential election tribunal.
Keyamo claimed In a statement on his Twitter account on Tuesday, Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate that he heavily defeated Peter Obi in the presidential election.
In his words, the alleged electoral fraud in a single state cannot and will not upturn the presidential election's final results because the outcome in that state has no effect on the final total or the margin between Tinubu and Obi. Even if you subtract or add the result of one state to the overall tally, the margin between those two candidates will still not be obliterated.
According to him, if there is any suspected misconduct but it does not materially influence the announced result, the outcome of an election cannot be outrightly annulled. The kind of evidence that might be allowed in court to demonstrate overvoting might be significantly different.
In a post, here is Keyamo's tweet: “So, let me educate the unlearned fellows as to how electoral jurisprudence works so that no one deceives them: If you allege electoral malpractice in just ONE STATE and you do 100 TV documentaries on it, it cannot and will not upturn the overall result of the election in the event that when you subtract or add the result of that ONE STATE to the overall tally, the margin between both candidates will still not be obliterated.
“Whilst I am not commenting on any particular petition pending in court now, I just want to say that the entire result of an election cannot be cancelled due to any alleged malpractice if that malpractice does not SUBSTANTIALLY affect the declared result."
expressed confidence that Peter Obi, the candidate for president of the Labour Party (LP), won't be able to have the results of the 2023 presidential election overturned by the tribunal.
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