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Peter Obi: Supreme Court ruling undermines Nigerians’ trust in Judiciary
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Mon, 6 Nov 2023   ||   Nigeria,

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 election, Peter Obi, on Monday, said the Supreme Court judgment that affirmed Bola Tinubu’s victory in the election as the nation’s president is a breach of Nigerians’ trust in the judiciary arm.

Obi said this in a world press conference held at the party’s National Headquarters in Abuja while responding to the Supreme Court verdict.

Recall that the Supreme Court has affirmed the decision of the tribunal on Obi and Atiku Abubakar’s appeals.

The apex court affirmed that other panel members agreed with the lead judgment delivered by John Okoro, dismissing Atiku Abubakar’s appeal and challenging the judgment of the presidential petition tribunal.

They also agreed with Okoro to reject the application of Atiku, seeking to present Tinubu’s credentials obtained from the CSU.

The other justices on the panel are Uwani Aji, Mohammed Garba, Ibrahim Saulawa, Adamu Jauro, Abubakar Tijjani, and Emmanuel Agim.

Saulawa said, “The application by Atiku is frivolous and vexatious and deserves to be dismissed. I find no merit in the appeal and dismiss, and I affirm the decision of the lower court.”

While responding to the verdict, Obi 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.”




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