Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s (LP) candidate for president in the election on February 25th, has pleaded with his followers not to use the court as a rallying point.
According to Report, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Obi would both be physically present in the Appeal Court today for the hearing on the Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) application seeking to set aside an earlier order granting them both permission to inspect the Bimodal Voters Accreditation System, BVAS, machines.
Obi and Atiku requested and received a court order allowing them to examine INEC election-related materials.
The order, however, may have an impact on how the gubernatorial election on Saturday is conducted, hence the INEC is requesting that the court vacate the order.
In the meanwhile, Obi requests that his fans refrain from swarming the courthouse grounds so that his legal team has room to work in a quiet setting.
“As we go about seeking redress for our stolen mandate, I plead with OBIdients to respect the sanctity of the Court premises and give our legal team the space and peaceful environment to carry out their duties.
“The Court Premises is not and should not be turned into a rally ground. I urge the Obidients to go about their businesses peacefully,” he tweeted.