Decision of the Supreme Court: We’ve moved on – LP

Oct 28, 2023 | 2023 Elections | 0 comments

After the Supreme Court ruling that President Bola Tinubu won the February 25 election, the Labour Party (LP) said it has moved on.
Julius Abure, LP National Chairman, accused the Supreme Court of destroying justice and good conscience in its rulings.

The five-judge panel led by Justice John Okoro rejected LP presidential candidate Peter Obi’s appeal challenging Tinubu’s February 25, 2023 victory.

Obi wants Vice President Kashim Shettima disqualified for double nomination.

Obi argued that Shettima was unfit to be Tinubu’s running mate in the previous presidential election.

Justice Okoro of the Supreme Court said double nomination cannot be relitigated.

The justice recalled that the apex court ruled on the case in a lower court.

It shouldn’t have come to this. This court ruled on the trial court case. The court dismissed this appeal as meritless.

The Supreme Court also rejected Atiku Abubakar’s PDP presidential appeal challenging Tinubu’s victory.

Abure criticised the Supreme Court verdict but expressed optimism.

Abure said, “The leadership of the Labour Party watched as the sacred fabric of justice and good conscience was shredded today at the Supreme Court as it delivered its verdict in the case between our party, the presidential candidate, and the APC presidential candidate.

We are shocked and surprised that the Supreme Court will uphold an earlier ruling despite the flaws in the Presidential Election Appeal Tribunal’s ruling.

“Having fully exercised our legal rights, we must move on. Although the exercise’s outcome disappointed us, we’ve decided to keep going and remain optimistic about the nation’s future.

“We cry for our institutions that cannot courageously defend democracy and our people’s voices.”

President Tinubu’s emergency controversies ended with the Supreme Court ruling.

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