Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, has promised not to give up on his quest for justice. He said he would review the decision made by the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Wednesday.
This is what Obi said at a news conference on Thursday in Onitsha, Anambra state, in response to the ruling by a five-person panel led by Justice Haruna Tsammani that President Bola Tinubu’s victory was valid.
“My lawyers have already been told very clearly to file an appeal.” I won’t give up on my search for justice, not just for myself but for all of our many followers across Nigeria, Obi said.
Litigations over elections will almost never happen if the Independent National Electoral Commission does its job well… The courts must be used when that body fails, as it did recently, going against what the people of Nigeria want, as is now the case, he said.
“I want to thank all the Nigerians who have supported our cause and campaign for a new Nigeria that is fair, just, based on the rule of law, peaceful, prosperous, welcoming, growing steadily, and developing.”
Nigeria could become a different place.