Peter Obi, the Labour party presidential candidate has said he will proceed to the Supreme Court after rejecting the judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Court.

He insisted that he would exhaust every legal means available to him.

Speaking to newsmen in Onitsha, Obi said he is heading to the Supreme Court,  in his pursuit of justice, not only for himself but also for the multitude of supporters across the nation whose electoral mandate was unjustly thwarted by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC,

Obi underscored the pivotal role of solid national institutions and the public’s confidence in them in a thriving democracy.

He noted that electoral litigation could be significantly reduced if INEC discharged its statutory functions transparently and fairly.

However, when such bodies falter, as he said INEC did in this case, the judiciary becomes an imperative recourse.

“In my capacity as a presidential candidate and on behalf of the Labour Party, we will immediately challenge this judgement through the appellate process, as permitted by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“The PEPC is not the ultimate authority in this matter, the responsibility now rests with the Supreme Court, which I have confidence in. I urge Nigerians to maintain their focus, steadfastness, and commitment to peaceful processes. This matter has not yet reached its logical conclusion,” he said.

“I will exhaust the process before I can think otherwise. I respect the process. I’m a process person, and what we are going through is what will unite us. You can not use a wrong premise to make things,” he stated.


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