The Labour Party (LP) has rejected the judgement of the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) which was delivered today, September 6.
The Court of Appeal, sitting as Presidential Election Petition Court, dismissed petitions by the party and its Presidential Candidate in the 2023 poll, Peter Gregory Obi, saying that the petitioners did not prove their cases against the election of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The National Publicity Secretary of the LP, Comrade Obiora Ifoh, in a press statement in Abuja shortly after the judgement said: “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.
“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.”
The statement said that details of the party’s position would be presented after consultation with its lawyers when the certified copy of the judgement is made available to them.
“We urge all lovers of democracy to remain focused and hopeful because a new Nigeria is possible.”