Supreme Court Has Destroyed Confidence In Judiciary – Peter Obi

Labour Party Presidential Candidate, Mr. Peter Obi

Presidential Candidate of Labour Party for the 2023 election, Peter Obi has described the Supreme Court judgment that affirmed Bola Tinubu as duly elected as hugely detrimental to the confidence of the citizenry.

Speaking at a press conference held in Abuja on Monday, Obi accused the apex court of overlooking evidence which he said eroded the confidence of the public in Nigeria’s judiciary.

He said: “Without equivocation, this judgment amounts to a breach of confidence Nigerians 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 Nigerian citizens is drawn.”

“I assure all Nigerians that this is not the end. A new and prosperous Nigerian is not an event, it is not a destination, it’s a journey. I will not give up on the quest for a Nigeria that is founded on: Character, competence, integrity, compassion, rule of law.”

He also explained why he was not present at the court for the reading of t

he judgment, saying he was unable to attend due to a scheduled international meeting.

He said, “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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