The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, has expressed his rejection of the verdict issued by the Presidential Elections Petition Court (PEPC) regarding the outcome of the election that took place on February 25, 2023.
Obi conveyed this message during a press conference held at his residence in Onitsha on Thursday.
While acknowledging that the PEPC had adhered to the legally mandated time frames, he strongly voiced his disagreement with the reasoning behind the judgment and its ultimate decision.
In his capacity as a presidential candidate and on behalf of the Labour Party, Peter Obi has declared his intention to initiate an immediate challenge to this judgment through the appellate process.
He underscored that the PEPC’s decision does not represent the final authority in this matter and emphasized his confidence in the Supreme Court, which now holds the responsibility for the case.
Obi called upon Nigerians to maintain their focus, unwavering commitment to peaceful processes, and strict adherence to the rule of law. He stressed that the matter has not yet reached its logical conclusion, indicating that there are further legal steps to be pursued.
“I hold respect for the Court’s opinions and rulings, but openly differ with the rationale and ultimate conclusions of the judgment,” he stated in part.
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