The presidential candidate of Nigeria’s Labour Party, LP at the February 25 general elections, Peter Obi explained his absence at the country’s Supreme Court during the judgement. He said he was not able to attend due to an earlier commitment to attend another international event.
Obi made this known at the World Press Conference held at the LP campaign headquarters in Abuja, the country’s captal city.
He said that about two weeks ago, he was traveling abroad on a prior scheduled engagement when he received the notice that the Supreme Court would give judgment on 26th October 2023 on their challenge to the ruling of the Presidential Election Petitions Court. That judgment has since been delivered as scheduled in favour of president Bola Tinubu of the rulling All Progressives Congress, APC.
Obi was concern over the Supreme Court’s apparent disregard for public opinion, suggesting that it has neglected its duty as both a court of law and policy.