Peter Obi, Presidential Candidate of Labour Party in the February 25 election, has described the Supreme Court judgment that affirmed Bola Tinubu’s election as a breach of trust in the judiciary.
Speaking at a press conference in Abuja on Monday, Obi accused the apex court of ignoring evidence which he said further dampens citizens’ trust in the judiciary.
“Without equivocation, this judgment amounts to a breach of confidence Nigerians have in our judiciary. To that extent, it is a show of unreasonable force against the very Nigerian people from whom the power of the Nigerian citizens is drawn.”
“I assure all Nigerians that this is not the end. A new and prosperous Nigerian is not an event, it is not a destination, it’s a journey. I will not give up on the quest for a Nigeria that is founded on: Character, competence, integrity, compassion, rule of law.
“Both INEC and Supreme Court as referees respectively shifted the goal post in the middle of the game. Where the recent supreme court ruling ends is where our commitment to a new Nigeria begins.
“We deeply appreciate the non-partisan support of millions of youths and ordinary Nigerians across ethnic regions and geopolitical divides who have continued to support Datti and me. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Nigerians who have supported this mission from the onset.”