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Labour Party vows to take Presidential Election Petition Tribunal’s judgement to Supreme Court



The Labour Party has firmly committed to pursuing its legal battle by taking the case to the Supreme Court, following the recent verdict from the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.

In response to the unanimous decision by the tribunal to dismiss the petition filed by Peter Obi, Atiku Abubakar, and their affiliated parties, citing a lack of merit, the Labour Party remains resolute in seeking a favorable resolution. This determination has led them to the highest court in the land, the Supreme Court, in their quest for justice.

The tribunal’s verdict, which upheld President Bola Tinubu’s election victory, was delivered collectively by Justice Haruna Tsammani and his fellow panel members, including Justices Monsurat Bolaji-Yusuf, Stephen Adah, Moses Ugo, and Abba Mohammed.

Kehinde Edun, the Legal Adviser to the Labour Party, expressed the party’s dissatisfaction with the tribunal’s decision, particularly noting the exclusion of evidence from 10 out of 13 witnesses in the LP’s case. Edun stressed the importance of addressing these issues not only for the present but also for the future of jurisprudence, emphasizing the significance of the upcoming Supreme Court proceedings.

Similarly, Diran Onifade, the Head of Media and Communications of the Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign Council, confirmed the party’s intent to appeal the tribunal’s verdict when asked about their next course of action, leaving no doubt about their commitment to the legal process.