In a recent turn of events, the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, expressed his disappointment with the Supreme Court’s judgment that confirmed President Bola Tinubu’s victory. Obi criticized the court’s decision, stating that it focused on technicalities rather than the substantial evidence of election irregularities and breaches of the constitution. He highlighted concerns about the court’s deviation from public opinion and its impact on the nation’s confidence in the judiciary.
In response, the Presidency swiftly countered Obi’s claims, dismissing him as a “copycat” attempting to manipulate public opinion. The Special Adviser to the President on Information and Strategy, Bayo Onanuga, emphasized that judicial rulings are based on evidence, precedents, and the rule of law, not public sentiment. Onanuga suggested that Obi should have accepted the court’s decision gracefully and congratulated President Tinubu, urging him to focus on the future and prepare for the next opportunity in 2027.
As the political landscape heats up, Obi and his Labour Party pledged to continue advocating for good governance and promoting national unity. Despite the setback, they vowed to engage with the public, addressing their concerns and championing a new vision for Nigeria. Meanwhile, the Presidency encouraged Obi to channel his efforts elsewhere, having been rejected by the majority of Nigerians in the recent election.