PEPT Verdict: Peter Obi Refuses to Dance to PEPC’s Tune, Heads for Supreme Showdown


PEPT VerdictPeter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), has rejected Wednesday’s judgement of the Presidential Elections Petition Court (PEPC) validating the victory of President Bola Tinubu as the winner of the 25 February election. And may be heading to the Supreme Court.

PEPT Verdict: Peter Obi Tweets Hope Despite Setback, Declares ‘Despair Has No Place’ for a New Nigeria

Following the pivotal decision rendered by the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC), Peter Obi, the presidential candidate representing the Labour Party, employed the digital megaphone of a prominent social media platform to communicate with his dedicated supporters and well-wishers. In a series of tweets, he sought to instill hope in the hearts of those who had held aspirations for a contrasting result in the February 25th Presidential election

Obi, in his tweets, acknowledged the disappointment felt not only within his fold but also among the wider Nigerian populace who had aspired for a new and improved Nigeria. He affirmed that while this dream has been momentarily deferred, it remains very much alive.

Addressing the sense of despair that has permeated his supporters since the tribunal’s verdict, Peter Obi reassured them that giving in to despair or surrender is “not an option.” He encouraged his followers to keep hope alive, emphasizing that significant, positive changes in history have always required “sacrifices, perseverance, resilience, and the ability to weather fluctuating fortunes.”

The former governor of Anambra State acknowledged the challenges they face as a movement, describing their journey as a long and arduous marathon, rather than a quick sprint. He acknowledged the entrenched and formidable forces they are up against but stressed that they are not insurmountable.

Obi highlighted the importance of not succumbing to the designs of those who wish to obstruct their progress, instead urging his supporters to “endure and never contemplate giving up.”

Furthermore, Peter Obi expressed his renewed dedication to the cause of building a New Nigeria. He reiterated his lifelong commitment to rescuing the nation and emphasized that their persistence would be marked by “determination, zeal, principles, and adherence to the law.”

In closing, he expressed his unwavering belief in the possibility of a New Nigeria and extended his blessings to his supporters and the entire nation.

Peter Obi’s tweets serve as a rallying call for his supporters to remain resolute and committed to their vision of a better Nigeria, despite the recent setback in the PEPT verdict. The journey continues, and the aspiration for a brighter future remains undiminished.

On September 6th, The five-member panel of the PEPC, led by Haruna Tsammani, in a unanimous ruling, dismissed the petition filed by the LP candidate challenging the victory of Mr. Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the presidential election. The court also dismissed the petitions of the candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, and the Allied Peoples Movement (APM).

 Peter Obi 

During a news conference at his Onitsha, Anambra State residence on Thursday, Peter Obi said,

“I express respect for the court’s views and rulings but openly disagree with the judgment’s rationale and final conclusions.”

Mr. Obi, a former governor of Anambra State, announced his intention, in his capacity as a presidential candidate and on behalf of the Labour Party, to immediately challenge the judgment through the appellate process. According to him, the PEPC does not have the highest decision power in this matter, emphasizing that the responsibility now rests with the Supreme Court, which he expressed confidence in

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