The presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 presidential election, Peter Obi, has rejected the judgement of the Presidential Election Petitions Court (PEPC), which affirmed the victory of President Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the February 25 general election.
Speaking at a press conference in Onitsha, Anambra State, on Thursday evening, September 7, Obi said he will be appealing the judgement. He said his legal team has received instruction to appeal the judgement and that he will not relent to retrieve ’his mandate.’
ursday evening, September 7, Obi said he will be appealing the judgement. He said his legal team has received instruction to appeal the judgement and that he will not relent to retrieve ’his mandate.’
‘’As petitioners in this case, we respect the views and ruling of the court but we disagree with the courts reason and conclusion to the judgment it delivered. It is my intention as the presidential candidate and the intention of Labour party to challenge this judgement by way of appeal immediately as allowed by the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Thee PEPC has registered its judgment but that esteemed body is not the final arbitral. The responsibility now falls on the Supreme court ‘’
Speaking further, he said
‘’I shall not relent in the quest for justice, not necessarily for myself but for indeed our teaming supporters all over Nigeria whose mandate to us at the polls was regrettably truncated by INEC”