- Peter Obi has condemned the Supreme Court's decision upholding Tinubu's victory
- This was revealed in a statement by the Labour Party on Thursday
Peter Obi reacts as Supreme Court upholds Tinubu’s election victory
The Peter Obi led Labour Party has reacted to the Supreme Court's judgement that affirmed President Tinubu's election victory.
Labour Party presidential candidate in the 2023 Election, Peter Obi has reacted to the Supreme Court’s judgement that affirmed President Tinubu’s election victory.
Dockaysworld earlier reported that the apex court threw out Atiku and Obi’s petition against Tinubu over failure to prove their allegations of electoral irregularities and non-compliance with the Electoral Act.
Reacting to the verdict Obi through the National Chairman of the Labour Party, Julius Abure, faulted the Supreme Court’s decision describing it a “shredding of the sacred fabric of justice and good conscience.”
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Abure reiterated that the Court’s decision indicates that Nigeria might be heading towards a dictatorship, as Tinubu’s government may have hijacked the legislature and judiciary.
He also warned that the government may be targeting Labour Party leaders including himself and Presidential candidate Peter Obi, to weaken the party’s efforts for a new Nigeria.
The statement read in part;
“We are indeed very shocked and surprised that even the apex Court will toe the line of an earlier judgement in spite of all the flaws associated with the judgement delivered by the Presidential Election Appeal Tribunal.
“Having conclusively exercised our fundamental rights as gifted to us by the laws of the land, we have no other choice but to move on. We may be disappointed and dismayed by the outcome of the exercise, but we have chosen to trudge on and to remain optimistic of what the future holds for the nation.
“We weep for our Institutions that cannot rise to the occasion and courageously defend democracy and the voices of our people.
“However, there are great lessons to be learnt. What transpired in Nigeria since the February 25 presidential election is a clear testament that our institutions are not working and that we may be sliding towards dictatorship. It is very clear that the executive has hijacked both the judiciary and the legislature. This is so unfortunate for our democracy, and it is even more for the people of Nigeria.
“The planned persecution, intimidation, suppression and harassment of our leaders using security agencies and all other government institutions will be definitely defended.
“We are also calling on the international community to rise to the occasion to defend democracy in Nigeria. Your voices were loud and clear in condemnation of the outcome of the presidential election. As we approach the next stage of our democratic journey, we call on you to stand by the millions of Nigerians who are already pushed beyond their limits into unnecessary hardship and penury”.
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