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Peter Obi addresses Supreme Court judgement, calls it ‘breach of confidence’



Peter Obi berates the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Bola Tinubu‘s election as Nigeria’s president, stating that it erodes citizens’ confidence in the judiciary.

A few weeks ago, the Supreme Court dismissed the appeals of Peter Obi, the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate in the 2023 election, and his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) counterpart, Atiku Abubakar, who challenged Tinubu’s victory at the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC).

Obi criticized the Supreme Court’s ruling, claiming that it disregarded crucial evidence, which further undermines the public’s trust in the judiciary.

He made this announcement on Monday during a World Press Conference held at the LP campaign headquarters in Abuja.

Peter Obi ‘s stance on Supreme Court judgement

“Without equivocation, this judgment amounts to a total breach of the confidence the Nigerian people have in our judiciary. To that extent, it is a show of unreasonable force against the very Nigerian people from whom the power of the Constitution derives.”

“This Supreme Court ruling may represent the state of the law in 2023 but not the present demand for substantive justice. The judgment mixed principles and precepts.

“Indeed, the rationale and premise of the Supreme Court judgment, have become clearer in the light of the deep revealing and troubling valedictory remarks by Hon. Justice Musa Dattijo Muhammad, (JSC) on Friday 27th October 2023.”

Note to Supporters

“Where the value and import of the recent Supreme Court ruling ends is where our commitment to a New Nigeria begins. Our mission and mandate remain unchanged. From the very onset, our mission has been more about enthroning a new Nigeria.”

“It is a new nation where things work, where the country is led from its present waste and consumption orientation to a production-driven economy. Our commitment is to a nation anchored on the principles of prudent management of resources to quickly pull millions out of multidimensional poverty, ensuring transparency and accountability in the equitable distribution of opportunities, resources, and privileges.

“In the new Nigeria, we aim to address all unmet needs by showing compassion for all those left behind by the present system.”