Presidency lashes Obi for deriding Supreme Court

The Former Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate Peter Obi has received hard knocks from the Presidency and the All Progressives Congress (APC) for castigating the Supreme Court over its historic judgment on the presidential litigation.

They advised the former Anambra State governor to embrace a better vocation instead of indulging in illusions and denigrating the judiciary that once gave him succour in his period of trouble.

At a news conference in Abuja, Obi lamented that the judiciary ignored public opinion in its October 26 verdict which upheld September 6 judgments of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal affirming the victory of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the February 25 presidential election.

The seven member panel, led by Justice John Inyang-Okoro, dismissed the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate Atiku Abubakar, who came second and Obi who came third as “unmeritorious” and deserving of being dismissed.

In his reaction to the verdict, Obi, who expressed misgivings about it, said he would rally opposition ahead of future electioneering.

Obi said the judgment breached “the confidence the Nigerian people have in our judiciary.”

The former Anambra State governor, however, acknowledged the end of legal battle, saying that LP would now brace for the role of opposition.

Obi said the country should adopt a single term of five years for the president, adding that the number one position should be rotated among the six geo-political zones.

Atiku canvassed a six-year single term for president. He also proposed rotation among the six geopolitical zones.

Obi said LP would continue to canvas for good governance and focus on issues that promote national interest, unity, and cohesion as contained in its manifesto.

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