The presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the February 25th general elections, Peter Obi clarifies his absence at the Supreme Court during Tinubu’s victory.
It would be recalled that the Supreme Court decisively rejected all the arguments put forth by Atiku and the PDP against Tinubu.
It encompassed issues of eligibility, compliance with the Electoral Act, securing 25% of the votes in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), and allegations of electoral misconduct.
Speaking on his absence, Peter Obi cited a pre-scheduled international trip as the reason for his inability to attend. He made this announcement on Monday during a World Press Conference held at the LP campaign headquarters in Abuja.
“About a fortnight ago, I was traveling abroad on a prior scheduled engagement when I received the notice that the Supreme Court would give judgment on 26th October 2023 on our challenge to the ruling of the Presidential Election Petitions Court. That judgment has since been delivered as scheduled.
“The leadership of the Labour Party has already pronounced its position on the judgment. As someone who has previously benefited from the rulings of the Supreme Court on electoral matters, I have, after a period of deep and sober reflection, decided to personally and formally react to the recent judgment as most Nigerians have. Because we are confronted with very weighty issues of national interest, I will speak forthrightly.”
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