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Presidential Tribunal rules against Peter Obi, Says Tinubu wasn’t convicted in US

*Court says Tinubu has no criminal record in US



Peter Obi

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has ruled that Peter Obi and his Labour Party failed to prove that President Bola Tinubu was convicted in the United States.

Lovetvnews Nigeria reports that Obi and Labour Party had contested that Tinubu was convicted for money laundering in the United States and made to forfeit certain amount of money.

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.

This online news medium learnt that he said the matter was simply a civil one and not a criminal case and could not be use to disqualify Tinubu from contesting the last presidential election.

Tinubu’s legal team presented a letter from the US embassy confirming his lack of criminal record in the US, which Justice Tsammani cited as evidence.

According to the Nigerian constitution, a certificate from US authorities is not required to enforce a foreign court’s judgement.