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Deliver your verdict fearlessly, LP says the presidential tribunal.



As the judges prepare to render a decision at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja today, Wednesday, September 6, 2023, the Lagos State Chapter of the Labour Party has encouraged them to do so with the utmost impartiality.

The statement stated that the judges have a great deal of responsibility to deliver justice in the best interests of all Nigerians who have trusted them with their fates to determine the outcome of the February 25, 2023, presidential election. It also stated that the judges should resist any external pressure or intimidation.

In a statement released on Tuesday night, the party’s spokesperson, Olubunmi Odusanya, said that the party also celebrated the victories of Okey-Joe Onuakalusi and Wande George, their candidates for the National Assembly, whose elections into the Oshodi-Isolo II and Amuwo-Odofin Federal Constituencies, respectively, were upheld by a National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal in Ikeja, Lagos.”Nigeria, can still be salvaged with the right people in the right institutions of the state,” Odusanya said, praising the judges.

We at the Labour Party Lagos State ask the judges at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, PEPT in Abuja to follow the lead of their colleagues in Lagos as they prepare to deliver their ruling on Wednesday, September 6, 2023,” the statement stated in part.

They have a great deal of responsibility here, so we implore them to carry out justice in Nigeria’s best interests, not their own. We want the Tribunal Judges to understand that they hold the power to determine the fate of more than 200 million people. Now is the time to restore Nigeria’s standing among the international community.

“A status that was denied to the nation in the past by brigandage, charlatans acting as leaders, and misgovernance and maladministration perpetrated upon us.

We implore the Judges to resist giving in to coercion or threats from any source.Nigeria is larger than any of us, so we should have national loyalty rather than personal loyalty.

Now is the time to reclaim Nigeria. Similarly, we beseech all members and admirers of the Labour Party, as well as all ObiDients, to hold onto their hope that tomorrow, September 6, 2023, our Principal, Peter Obi, would be sworn in as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. This will be a decisive step towards regaining control of our nation and putting it back on the path to greatness.

The creation of a New Nigeria will only come from this leadership.Additionally, the Labour Party of Lagos State was shocked and saddened by the decisions made by the National and State Assembly Petition Petition Tribunal.

These decisions resulted in the dismissal of the member of the House of Representatives representing the Ojo Federal Constituency, as well as the rejection of the pleas of our candidates for the Lagos Central Senatorial seat, on the grounds that we believe to be pre-election issues.

We are grateful that this Tribunal is not the last arbiter in these cases. The noted rulings will be appealed by the Labour Party.”We at the Labour Party stand in solidarity with our unwavering and vivacious candidate for Lagos state governorship, architect Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour.

The Party anticipates that Rhodes-Vivour would prevail before the Tribunal when the petition is decided. We reaffirm our optimism, faith, and confidence in the Nigerian judiciary to establish a robust democracy that would usher in the much-desired new Nigeria.

May God guide us to virtuous action.Tuesday saw a strong security presence at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, several hotspots, and other locations in Abuja ahead of the presidential petition ruling delivery on Wednesday (today).

The verdict will be delivered by Justice Haruna Tsammani, the tribunal’s chairman, with assistance from Justices Stephen Adah, Moses Ugo, Abba Mohammed, and Monsurat Bolaji-Yusuf.The writer had previously detailed the higher hopes of President Tinubu, Peter Obi of the Labour Party, and Atiku Abubakar, the standard bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party, which persisted as they awaited the outcome.

In an effort to stop any potential breakdown of law and order following the ruling, a large number of armed riot police officers, members of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, and other security personnel wearing plain clothes had been stationed at key points throughout the Federal Capital Territory.

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