Peter Obi storms Supreme Court, Seeks Nullification of Tribunal Judgement
The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, and his running mate, Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, has finally filed an appeal at the Supreme Court, seeking to overturn the judgement of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal. The Tribunal had dismissed the petition filed by Obi and the Labour party upholding the election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as the President.
The judgement of the lower court sparked outrage among many Nigerians, who felt that it was a miscarriage of justice. Civil society groups, religious leaders, and international organizations, including the European Union expressed concerns about the judgement and called for an impartial resolution of the dispute. Many people believed that the Tribunal’s decision was biased and did not reflect the will of the people.
In a statement released by Rev Innocent Chukwudi Peace-Udochukwu, the National Coordinator of PETER OBI MANDATE GROUP (POMAG), he expressed his gratitude to OBI and his legal team for taking the bold step of appealing the Tribunal’s judgement. He praised their tenacity and commitment to justice, and urged them to continue their fight for what is right. He stated that their actions would be a source of inspiration for all Nigerians who are seeking a just and fair society.
“With this appeal by Peter Obi, the Supreme Court has a unique opportunity to not only ensure that justice is served in this case, but also to enrich the country’s legal system by establishing a strong precedent. The Court must make a judgement that is not only fair and just, but also one that is transparent and based on evidence. This will not only restore confidence in the judicial system, but also help to strengthen Nigeria’s democracy.” He said.
Rev Peace-Udochukwu went on to encourage all Nigerians to remain vigilant and continue to keep an eye on the Supreme Court proceedings. He stressed the importance of transparency and accountability in the justice system, and urged everyone to stand up for what is right.
He concluded by saying that the future of Nigeria depends on the ability of its citizens to hold their leaders accountable and ensure that justice is served for all.