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#PEPCJudgement: Tribunal Says Obi, LP Fail To Show Evidence Of Tinubu’s Conviction In US

The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal, on Wednesday, said the presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, and the party itself, has failed to prove conviction of President Bola Tinubu over any drug-related charges in the United States of America.

The five-man panel led by Justice Haruna Tsammani ruled that no record of criminal arrest or conviction was established against Tinubu by the petitioners

He said: “The petitioners failed to show evidence that the president was detained or convicted for any particular offence as alleged by the petitioners.”

The justice clarified further that the fine imposed on Tinubu by a United States court was over a civil forfeiture proceeding.

This is even as the court held that both Tinubu and Vice President Kashim Shettma were qualified to have contested the last presidential election.

Tsammani held that the fine imposed by the US court did not qualify as a fine for fraud or dishonesty provided in Section 137(1)(d) of the Constitution.

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