By Georgina Humphrey
Former Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, LP, in the 2023 election, Peter Obi, says his dream for a new Nigeria has not ended with the Supreme Court Verdict.
Obi stated this at a news conference in Abuja.
Obi, who faulted the judgement of the apex court, however, agreed that the end has come to the legal battle of the last election.
‘We shall endure and persist until we reach our destination because a new Nigeria is our destination” he emphasized.
Obi who addressed the media alongside his running mate, Datti Baba-Ahmed, commended the energy and dedication of Nigerian youths and the Obidient movement”.
“I want to assure them that this is not the end of our journey but in fact the beginning. Nigerians heard you, the world has taken note and we will not forget easily” he stressed.
Obi and his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) counterpart, Atiku Abubakar, had challenged the victory of Tinubu in the last election up to the Supreme court.
Not satisfied with the verdict of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, earlier in September, Atiku and Obi approached the Supreme Court seeking the nullification of Tinubu’s election on the grounds of double nomination, alleged certificate forgery, non-transmission of results electronically, failure to get up to 25% votes in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), amongst others.
However, the Justice John Okoro-led panel of the apex court threw out the appeals by Atiku and Obi for lacking merit and thereafter upheld the electoral victory of Tinubu.
Edited By Grace Namiji
Written by: Kevin Nwabueze
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