The 2023 presidential candidate of the Labour Party (P), Peter Obi, has given reasons for his absence at the Supreme Court during the ruling on his appeal filed against the election of President Bola Tinubu.
Vox9ja recalls that the Supreme Court affirmed President Bola Tinubu as the winner of the 2023 presidential election as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The apex court, however, struck out the appeal filed by Obi seeking to be declared as the winner of the electoral process.
Speaking on Monday in Abuja during a press conference, Obi said he was unable to witness the Supreme Court ruling due to a pre-arranged international commitment.
He said, “About a fortnight ago, I was travelling abroad on a prior scheduled engagement when I received the notice that the Supreme Court would give judgment on 26th October 2023 on our challenge to the ruling of the Presidential Election Petitions Court. That judgment has since been delivered as scheduled.”
Peter Obi Breaks Silence On Supreme Court Verdict Affirming Tinubu As President
Meanwhile, the former Governor of Anambra State has described the Supreme Court judgment as a breach of the citizens’ trust in the judiciary.
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Obi accused the apex court of ignoring evidence which he said further dampens citizens’ trust and confidence in the judiciary.
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