LP rejects s’court verdict, asks international community to defend democracy in Nigeria
The Labour Party (LP) has rejected the judgement of the supreme court affirming the victory of President Bola Tinubu.
In a unanimous decision on Thursday, the seven-member panel of the apex court dismissed the petitions of Peter Obi of the LP and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) challenging Tinubu’s victory in the February 25 election.
Reacting to the verdict, Julius Abure, LP national chairman, called on the international community to rise and defend democracy in Nigeria.
Abure also described the judgement as “shocking and surprising”.
“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.