The Labour Party (LP) has announced that its presidential candidate, Peter Obi, will soon reveal his political plans following the dismissal of his petition challenging President Bola Tinubu’s election victory by the Supreme Court.
In response to the court’s ruling, Yunusa Tanko, spokesman for the LP Presidential Campaign Council, expressed the party’s disappointment, stating, “As far as we are concerned, we have brought out our cases beyond reasonable doubt, but the court chose to look at the other side and turn a deaf ear to our plea. And they have taken their decision.”
Tanko emphasized the party’s commitment to democratic principles while expressing discontent with the court’s decision. He stated, “As democrats, we will not do anything otherwise but rather resort to the masses’ court — the public and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. They can analyze this judgment vis-a-vis what they are facing at the moment and what’s the credibility of the leadership already enthroned.”
Tanko clarified that the LP had appealed to the court to interpret the 25% qualification requirement of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and the procedures followed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as per the Electoral Act. However, their plea went unanswered by the court.
“We’ll continue to be law-abiding and follow the dictates of democracy. Don’t forget that democracy also gives room for people to speak on issues if they feel they are being offended. So we have done our bit and we will leave this particular issue now to the masses’ court,” Tanko concluded.