Festus Keyamo, Minister of State for Labour and Employment, has reacted to the petition filed by the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, calling for the annulment of the February 25 Presidential Election won by the All Progressives Congress’s presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu.
Obi had previously challenged the election’s outcome and asked the court for access to all sensitive materials used by the Independent National Electoral Commission during the election.
On Tuesday, the LP candidate filed a new suit at the election tribunal, this time challenging INEC’s declaration of Tinubu, who he said “was not duly elected by the majority of the lawful votes cast at the time of the election.”
The former Anambra State governor claimed there was rigging in 11 states including Rivers, Lagos, Taraba, Benue, Adamawa, Imo, Bauchi, Borno, Kaduna, and Plateau, adding that he would demonstrate this in the declaration of results based on the uploaded results.
Reacting to his petition in a post via his verified handle on Wednesday, Keyamo said that all the deceit, lies and disinformation about simple and clear issues would be busted in the court.
He wrote, “I am excited about the issues raised in those Election Petitions. All the deceit & lies & disinformation & misinformation about otherwise very simple and clear issues are about to be busted by our Law Lords. Whoever continues to argue after that should relocate to another planet.
“Nigerians will finally see a huge difference between calm, dispassionate adjudication of issues and all the hoopla caused by garrulous spokespersons shaking and falling on stage, ignorant TV hosts turned debaters, misinformed documentaries, illiterate tweeps and some dancing Hijabi mamas.”