- The Labour Party (LP) has rejected the judgement of the presidential election petition tribunal
- The court struck out the various charges filed by Obi and the LP challenging President Bola Tinubu’s victory
- But Obiora Ifoh, the LP's national publicity secretary, alleged injustice in the tribunal's verdict
FCT, Abuja - The Labour Party (LP) on Wednesday, September 6, rejected the judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) upholding Bola Tinubu as the winner of the February 25, 2023 election.
The party said it will consult its lawyers and decide the next step.
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Channels Television also noted the update.
“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.
“We urge all lovers of democracy to remain focused and hopeful because a new Nigeria is possible.”
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In a piece of related news, Legit.ng reported that RIG Nation founder, Prophet Tomi Arayomi, on Wednesday, September 6, said he “saw men in Nigeria gathering to tear up the constitution to favour their own wickedness.”