Supreme Court Verdict: Tinubu, Atiku, Obi Get Strong Message From Lagos Monarch, Oba Akiolu

Supreme Court Verdict: Tinubu, Atiku, Obi Get Strong Message From Lagos Monarch, Oba Akiolu

  • Presidential hopefuls Atiku Abubakar and his Labour Party counterpart, Peter Obi, have been urged to do the needful regarding the development and progress of Nigeria
  • Lagos monarch, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, urged Atiku and Obi to unite with President Tinubu for the greater good of Nigeria
  • While noting there are crucial issues Nigeria is faced with at the moment, the Oba urged both men to settle their scores with Tinubu and tackle the problems head-on journalist Esther Odili has over 2 years of experience covering political parties and movements.

Ikeja, Lagos state - President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his rivals in the 2023 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and his Labour Party (LP) counterpart, Peter Obi, among others, have been urged to come together and move Nigeria forward.

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Atiku and Obi have been urged to support Tinubu's government. Photo credit: Mr. Peter Obi, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Atiku Abubakar
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Oba of Lagos tasks Atiku, Peter Obi

The Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, made this plea during an interview with The Punch from the United Kingdom.

Recall that the Supreme Court on Thursday, October 26, 2023, upheld Tinubu's electoral victory at the February 25 election.

The apex court affirmed the tribunal's decision, which dismissed the petitions by Atiku and Obi challenging Tinubu's victory.

Reacting to the development, Oba Akiolu said politicians should be more focused on the welfare of the people.

“Many things are happening to our country. Politicians don’t fight, they will settle later. All of them should come together and move Nigeria forward,” the Oba said.

Atiku, Obi should checkmate Tinubu's government

Earlier, reported that a human rights lawyer, Inibehe Effiong, reacted to the Supreme Court judgement, which upheld the verdict of the PEPT that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu was the winner of the 2023 election.

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Effiong said he hopes that the National Assembly will further amend the electoral act to clarify the position of the law, especially as regards the issue of electronic transmission of results.

Speaking to Atiku and Obi, Effiong said both men needed to start the work of the opposition by checkmating the administration of President Tinubu.

“Tinubu is not my president”, Aisha Yesufu reported earlier that rights activist and co-convener of #BringBackOurGirls, Aisha Yesufu, reacted to the Supreme Court judgment which affirmed President Tinubu as Nigeria's duly elected president.

In a post shared on her X page (formerly Twitter), immediately after the court delivered its judgment and quashed all appeals challenging the election victory of Tinubu, Yesufu reiterated that Tinubu is not her president.


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