Election Tribunal: Anyone Who Disagrees With Peter Obi’s Petition Lacks Understanding Of Administrative Law – Sam Amadi
A political analyst and Director of the Abuja School of Social and Political Thoughts, Dr Sam Amadi has come out to react to the election petition filed by the presidential candidate of the Labour Party(LP) Peter Obi.
According to him, anyone that disagrees with Obi’s petition to challenge the conduct of the 2023 presidential election lacks knowledge of administrative law.
The political analyst as gathered by NewsTimes took to the micro-blogging platform, Twitter to assert that Obi’s petition contains the main point he has been making about the February 25 polls.
It would be recalled that Obi and LP filed their petition early on Tuesday, with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Bola Tinubu, Shettima Kashim (vice president-elect) and their party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) listed as respondents.
Obi demanded a fresh conduct of the 2023 presidential election.
This is as Obi requests the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) to cancel the February 25 polls and order the conduct of a new one.
Amadi in his reaction explained that the February 25 polls are probably invalid because of the failure of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to electronically transmit results direct from polling units which the Electoral Act 2022 as amended mandates.
He wrote: “The @PeterObi petition has the main point I have been making. The February 25 election is probably invalid for failure to ELECTRONICALLY transmit results direct from PUs. By Clause 38 & S. 60, 64 EA, it is mandatory.
“Anyone who disagrees doesn’t understand Administrative Law.”