The Labour Party (LP) on Wednesday has rejected the judgement of the presidential election petition tribunal that dismissed the petitions of Peter Obi, its candidate, against the victory of President Bola Tinubu in the February 25 polls.
Obiora Ifoh, national publicity secretary of the LP stated this in a statement on Wednesday after the tribunal ruling
He said that justice was not served in the judgement, adding that it did not reflect the law and desires of the people.
The statement reads: “The Labour Party watched with dismay and trepidation the dismissal of petitions by the five-man panel of the Presidential Election Petition Court led by Justice Haruna Tsammani today and we reject the outcome of the judgment in its entirety because justice was not served and it did not reflect the law and the desire of the people.
Nigerians were witnesses to the electoral robbery that took place on February 25, 2023, which was globally condemned but the Tribunal in its wisdom refused to accept the obvious.
What is at stake is democracy and we will not relent until the people will prevail.
We salute the doggedness of our team of lawyers who fearlessly exposed the wrath in our system. We can only weep for democracy in Nigeria but we refuse to give up on Nigeria.
Details of the party’s position will be presented after consultation with our lawyers after the Certified True Copy of the Judgement.
We urge all lovers of democracy to remain focused and hopeful because a new Nigeria is possible.”