Labour Party Awaits Peter Obi’s Decision on Political Future
The Labour Party (LP) Presidential Campaign Council spokesman, Yunusa Tanko, has indicated that the party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, will soon make statements regarding his political future.
This announcement comes following the Supreme Court’s dismissal of the petitions filed by Peter Obi and his Peoples Democratic Party counterpart, Atiku Abubakar, challenging the election of President Bola Tinubu in the February 25 presidential poll.
Disappointment Over Supreme Court’s Decision
Yunusa Tanko expressed disappointment with the Supreme Court’s verdict, emphasizing that the court disregarded several pleas made by the party.
The Labour Party had requested Tinubu’s disqualification based on the interpretation of the 25 per cent qualification of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and raised concerns about the process followed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Resorting to the Masses’ Court
In response to the court’s decision, Tanko stated that the party would turn to the “masses’ court,” referring to the public and the people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
He suggested that the masses could analyze the judgment in the context of their current situation and evaluate the credibility of the leadership in place.
Commitment to Democracy and Public Discourse
The Labour Party remains committed to democratic principles and vowed to abide by the rules of democracy.
Tanko stressed that democracy allows people to voice their concerns if they feel aggrieved, and the party has done its part in the legal process.
The issues raised by the party, including the interpretation of FCT qualification and the electoral processes, were not addressed to their satisfaction by the Supreme Court.
Therefore, the party is prepared to engage in public discourse to address these matters.
This statement highlights the party’s disappointment with the Supreme Court’s decision while emphasizing its commitment to democratic principles and public discourse as essential avenues for addressing political grievances and concerns.
The party is awaiting its presidential candidate’s decision on his political future, indicating that this legal setback may lead to potential shifts in their political strategy.