The pre-hearing of the appeal filed by Labour Party presidential candidate Peter Obi against President-elect Bola Tinubu was postponed by the Presidential Election Appeal Court today (Wednesday) till Friday, May 19. Continue Reading>>>
A factional Chairman, Mr. Lamidi Apapa, was taken into protective custody by security personnel attached to the Court of Appeal in Abuja, which is the location of the Presidential Election Petition Court, as factions of Obi’s party engaged in court battles at the same time. Continue Reading>>>
The youths who had gathered at the court to observe the petition that Mr. Obi filed to contest the results of the presidential election held on February 25 surrounded Apapa. Apapa made an attempt to address the reporters as she left the courthouse shortly after the petition was postponed till Friday so that the pre-hearing session could continue under the leadership of Justice Haruna Tsammani.
A group of young people who identified themselves as “Obidients” pushed him away from the cameras and insisted that he did not have the authority to speak for the party after Peter Obi’s lead attorney, Dr. Livy Uzoukwu (SAN), finished speaking to newsmen about what happened during the court session just as Apapa was getting ready for questions.
In the commotion that ensued, with Apapa being pushed back and forth by the aggrieved youths, his ‘Agbada’ was torn even as someone snatched his cap from his head. It took the intervention of armed security operatives to pull the factional LP, who appeared helpless, away from the mob. He was subsequently taken into protective custody by policemen attached to the court.
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