The Labour Party (LP) has vehemently rejected the judgement delivered by the Supreme Court, upholding the victory of President Bola Tinubu in the February 25 presidential election.
In a unanimous decision, the seven-member panel of the apex court dismissed the petitions filed by Peter Obi of the LP and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which challenged Tinubu’s electoral triumph.
Julius Abure, the LP national chairman, expressed deep concern over the ruling and called on the international community to intervene and safeguard democracy in Nigeria.
Abure labeled the judgement as “shocking and surprising,” emphasizing the party’s disappointment in the verdict and the current state of the nation’s democratic institutions.
In a statement issued by the party’s leadership, Abure remarked, “The leadership of 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 indeed very shocked and surprised that even the apex Court will toe the line of an earlier judgement in spite of all the flaws associated with the judgement delivered by the Presidential Election Appeal Tribunal.”
The LP chairman emphasized the importance of resilience despite the setback, highlighting the need for optimism for the future of the nation.
He also underscored the concerning trends within the Nigerian political landscape, emphasizing the perceived imbalance of power between the executive, judiciary, and legislature.
Abure further urged Nigerians not to lose hope, asserting that a new Nigeria is still attainable.
He concluded the statement by calling on the international community to stand in solidarity with the millions of Nigerians who have faced immense challenges and adversity due to the current state of affairs in the country.