Emily Johnson
Wed, Sep 6, 2023 11:00 PM

Nigeria's Labour Party Rejects Tribunal Verdict on Presidential Election Petitions

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Nigeria's Labour Party Rejects Tribunal Verdict on Presidential Election Petitions
The Labour Party (LP) of Nigeria has rejected the verdict of the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal Court (PEPT) regarding its challenge against President Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The tribunal ruled that the LP failed to prove its case and that its presidential candidate, Peter Obi, could not prove that he won the election. The LP has promised to make its next move known soon.

The Labour Party (LP) of Nigeria has voiced its strong disapproval of the recent decision made by the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal Court (PEPT) regarding its challenge against President Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The tribunal stated that the LP failed to provide sufficient evidence to support its case, effectively dismissing its petition.

Heading the tribunal, Justice Haruna Tsammani, ruled against the LP and mentioned that their presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, was unable to substantiate his claim of winning the election. Furthermore, the LP's petition regarding the purported requirement of winning 25% of votes in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja for winning the presidential election was dismissed by the tribunal.

In response to the verdict, Obiora Ifoh, the LP's National Publicity Secretary, issued a statement expressing the party's frustration with the outcome. He stated that justice was not served in the party's petitions against the APC and Tinubu, claiming that the judgment was not reflective of the law or the will of the Nigerian people.

"Nigerians witnessed the electoral robbery that took place on February 25, 2023, which was globally condemned. However, the Tribunal, in its wisdom, refused to acknowledge the evident irregularities," Ifoh lamented.

The LP affirmed that it is currently consulting with its legal team to determine its next course of action. Once a certified true copy of the judgment is obtained, the party will officially communicate its stance. Ifoh emphasized that the party remains committed to fighting for the will of the Nigerian people and upholding democracy.

"We commend the unwavering dedication of our team of lawyers who fearlessly exposed the flaws within our system. Our hearts ache for the state of democracy in Nigeria, but we refuse to abandon our hopes for a better future," added Ifoh.

The LP statement concluded by assuring the public that further details regarding the party's position will follow after thorough consultation with its legal representatives.

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