Peter Obi To Speak On His Next Move After Supreme Court Verdict

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The Labour Party (LP) has said its presidential candidate, Peter Obi, will soon announce his political future after the Supreme Court dismissed his petition challenging the election of President Bola Tinubu.

LP Presidential Campaign Council spokesman Yunusa Tanko said this while reacting to the court’s ruling on Thursday.

Tanko lamented that the Supreme Court turned a deaf ear to the party’s pleas, adding that they are resorting to the “masses’ court.”

“As far as we are concerned, we have brought out our cases beyond reasonable doubt, but the court chose to look at the other side and turn a deaf ear to our plea. And they have taken their decision,” Tanko said.

“As democrats, we will not do anything otherwise but rather resort to the masses’ court — the public and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. They can analyse this judgment vis-a-vis what they are facing at the moment and what’s the credibility of the leadership already enthroned.

“We’ll continue to be law-abiding and follow the dictates of democracy. Don’t forget that democracy also gives room for people to speak on issues if they feel they are being offended. So we have done our bit and we will leave this particular issue now to the masses’ court.”

Tanko also said the party made a plea to the court to interpret the 25% qualification of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and the processes followed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) according to the Electoral Act, but the court failed to heed their plea.

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