The Labour Party presidential candidate in the 2023 general election, Peter Obi, has rejected the verdict of the Supreme Court upholding the election of President Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress.
Obi, in a world press conference on Monday, described the Appeal Court Judgement as a breach of trust in the judiciary.
He accused the Apex court of ignoring rigging, identity theft, forgery and perjury in its judgment.
“The Supreme Court ignore rigging, identity theft, forgery, perjury and does not represent the stand of our constitution”, he said.
Obi’s rejection of the Supreme Court verdict comes after Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party also rejected the verdict.
Abubakar also called the Supreme Court’s decision a “travesty of justice” during a global news conference on October 30.
The decision would have “negative consequences for Nigerian democracy,” he said.
Remember that on October 26, the Supreme Court affirmed Tinubu’s election to the presidency?
Obi and Atiku ran against Tinubu, who was proclaimed the victor of the February 25 presidential election by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
However, the Supreme Court rejected the petitions from both candidates, stating that there was insufficient evidence presented to substantiate their positions.