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Obi received presidential ballot, not Tinubu – Afenifere

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The pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere on Wednesday disclosed that the candidate of the Labour Occasion, LP, Peter Obi was the winner of the just-concluded presidential election.

In keeping with the foremost Yoruba group, the declaration of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as president-elect by the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee, INEC, was unlawful.

The group emphasised that the Presidential and Nationwide Meeting elections fell wanting the necessities of the Election Act 2022, as amended.

Particularly, the group claimed that INEC flagrantly broke the foundations of elections in accordance with the phrases of pertinent laws governing the nation’s electoral course of.

This was said in a communique the group launched on the finish of a Particular Normal Assembly held on the Isanya-Ogbo residence of the social gathering’s chief, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, who insisted that the election’s conduct had violated each the Election Act and the Structure.

The group mentioned in a communiqué signed by Chief Sola Ebiseni, its Secretary-Normal, that the electoral umpire’s willful disregard for the regulation inspired electoral brigandage on the polling items.

“That the outcomes of the lawful votes on the election obtainable to the Afenifere by way of credible sources verify that His Excellency Peter Gregory Obi, the Presidential candidate of the Labour Occasion, received the mentioned election, and we thus help his determination to problem the opposite declaration by the INEC.

“That the Normal Assembly hereby denounces in sturdy phrases and dissociates Afenifere from any congratulatory message within the title of the group or howsoever to any candidate as illegally declared by the INEC.”