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PEPC: Why the Labour Party didn’t accept the Tribunal’s decision



On Wednesday, the Labour Party, LP, rejected the Presidential Election Petition Court’s decision against its presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi.

In its decision, the Presidential Election Petition Court dismissed the accusation made by the Labour Party, LP, and its candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, that the 2023 presidential election was rigged in favour of President Bola Tinubu.

The court, in its preliminary judgement delivered by Justice Abba Mohammed, ruled that Obi and the LP failed to demonstrate their accusation that the election held on February 25 was marred by manifest corrupt practises through reliable evidence.

Similarly, the court disregarded the claim that President Bola Tinubu was convicted of narcotics trafficking in the United States of America, USA.

In its lead opinion in the joint case brought by the Labour Party and its candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, the court found that the evidence before it proved that the $460,000 punishment levied on Tinubu in the US constituted a civil matter.

In light of all of this, the Labour Party’s National Publicity Secretary, Obiora Ifoh, stated that justice was not served.

“The Labour Party watched with dismay and trepidation today’s dismissal of petitions by the five-man panel of the Presidential Election Petition Court led by Justice Haruna Tsammani, and we reject the outcome of the judgement in its entirety because justice was not served, and it did not reflect the law and the will of the people,” he said.

“Nigerians witnessed the electoral robbery that occurred on February 25, 2023, which was universally condemned, but the Tribunal, in its wisdom, refused to accept the obvious.” “What is at stake is democracy, and we will not back down until the people triumph.”We applaud the tenacity of our legal team, who bravely exposed the wrath in our system.

“We can only weep for democracy in Nigeria, but we refuse to give up on Nigeria.”Following the Certified True Copy, details of the party’s position will be supplied after consultation with our lawyers. “We urge all democratic supporters to stay focused and hopeful, because a new Nigeria is possible.”

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