The presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 elections, Peter Obi, has said the judgement of the Supreme Court that affirmed the victory of President Bola Tinubu has damaged the confidence that Nigerians have in the judiciary.
Obi spoke stated this while addressing a press conference in Abuja, on Monday.
He also said the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) displayed incompetence during the elections.
On October 26, a seven-man panel of the apex court in a unanimous decision dismissed the petitions of Obi and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), challenging Tinubu’s victory in the February 25 election.
Speaking on the judgement, Obi said: “Our young democracy is ultimately the main victim and casualty of the courtroom drama.
“Without equivocation, this judgement amounts to a total breach of the confidence the Nigerian people have in our judiciary.
“As a party and as candidates, Datti and I have now exhausted all legal and constitutional remedies available to us.
“However, this end is only another beginning in our quest for the vindication of the hope of the common man for a better country.
“This year 2023 has been quite remarkable and revealing. INEC has displayed incompetence in the conduct of its statutory duty.
“Where the value and import of the recent Supreme Court ruling ends is where our commitment to a new Nigeria begins.
“Our mission and mandate remain unchanged. From the very onset, our mission has been more about enthroning a new Nigeria,” he said.