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Obidients Think Court Will Overturn The Presidential Election Result Within 1 Month - Mayokun Ilo

Amid the ongoing public reactions that have greeted the threat of a nationwide protest issued to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) by the Labour Party over the electoral umpire's blatant refusal to obey the court ruling ordering it to grant Peter Obi's legal team access to the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) for inspection, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mayokun Ilo has come out to share his thoughts on the issue.

Speaking during an interview on PLUS TV's 'Plus Politics' program on Monday, Mayokun, who is a former governorship aspirant in Ogun State, described the Labour Party proposed protest as premature. According to him, the idea of challenging election results in court is not a sprint but a marathon, adding that Obi's supporters are thinking that the courts will be forced to give a favorable judgment by engaging in nationwide protests.

"Peaceful protests are a part of the norm in all civilized democracies which Nigeria is aspiring to become. But that said, I still think this one is a bit premature and we have time on our hands. Election litigations are actually marathons and not sprints. The way Obidients carry the issue of elections sometimes, it is as if within the next 2 to 1 month, or even next two weeks, the courts will, maybe on the basis of protests, or on the basis of BVAS, overturn an election. No. This issue will go all the way to the Supreme Court. And at the end of the day, it is how you can prove your case that matters.

As an APC member, I knew ahead of time that it would be difficult for Peter Obi to win because of some calculations and permutations that had been done. Elections are not won on the basis of social media alone. But that said, I respect the (Obidient) Movement, and the energy and I respect the changes that Obi's candidacy has brought because there has been a lot of complacency in the way politics is being done in Nigeria. He came in and changed a bit of that."

SOURCE: YouTube (Forward video to 18:33).

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