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Obi, Atiku challenged Tinubu’s victory with hatred — Keyamo

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Mr Festus Keyamo, the Minister of Aviation, has accused the opposition candidates, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and his Labour Party counterpart, Mr Peter Obi of pursuing their petitions against President Bola Tinubu’s election with venom and hate.

According to Keyamo, Supreme Court ended up teaching the duo a bitter lesson.

In a short statement posted on his official X handle after the apex court upheld Mr Tinubu’s victory on Thursday, Mr Keyamo said “by the judgment of the Supreme Court today, the laymen prowling all over the social media can now clearly see that there is a wide chasm between emotions and law.

“These were Election Petitions pursued with unnecessary venom and hatred by most of those involved. Today, they have learnt a bitter lesson that such venom, hatred and sentiment have no place in judicial proceedings and deliberations. Their journey has come to a grinding end,” he added.

The flippant APC chieftain hailed the Supreme Court justices, saying they were courageous despite abuses from supporters of Abubakar and Obi.

“They (Mr Abubakar and Mr Obi) kept giving their supporters false hopes and goading them in the wrong direction. Unfortunately for them, all the vituperations poured out against the judiciary actually cut no ice with it. Our Justices are always firm, courageous and cerebral. Kudos to them,” he said.

The Supreme Court on Thursday affirmed Mr Tinubu’s victory, rejecting fresh evidence of certificate forgery tendered before it by Mr Abubakar.

“Facts and matters that were not rendered in the tribunal have no place in the appeal,” Justice John Okoro ruled, adding that “A petitioner shall not be allowed to introduce new evidences in an appeal.”

 

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