Peter Obi To Make Pronouncements On Political Future As Labour Party Resorts To Masses’ Court

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The Labour Party (LP) Presidential Campaign Council spokesman, Yunusa Tanko, has said the party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, would make pronouncements on his political future soon.

Bellnews reports that Tanko made this known while reacting to the apex court sitting in Abuja on Thursday, which dismissed the petitions filed by Peter Obi and his Peoples Democratic Party counterpart, Atiku Abubakar, against the election of President Bola Tinubu in the February 25 presidential poll.

Speaking on the court judgement, the spokesman lamented that the Supreme Court turned deaf ears to the several pleas made by the party, and they are resorting to the masses’ court.

He insisted that the party asked for Tinubu’s disqualification as regards the interpretation of the 25 per cent qualification of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and also the issue of the process followed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

He said, “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.

“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 analyse this judgment vis-a-vis what they are facing at the moment and what’s the credibility of the leadership already enthroned.

“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.

“Also, we made a plea as regards the interpretation of the 25 per cent qualification of the Federal Capital Territory.

“We also made a plea as regards the issue of the processes in which INEC followed according to the Electoral Act, which all fell on deaf ears.”

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