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Why I was absent at Supreme Court, Obi clarifies

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Mr Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, has explained why he was absent at the Supreme Court on the day President Bola Tinubu’s electoral victory was affirmed.

According to Obi, he was unable to attend following a pre-arranged international commitment.

He said this during a world press conference held at the party’s campaign headquarters in Abuja.

Obi said, “About a fortnight ago, I was traveling abroad on a prior scheduled engagement when I received the notice that the Supreme Court would give judgment on 26th October 2023 on our challenge to the ruling of the Presidential Election Petitions Court. That judgment has since been delivered as scheduled.

“The leadership of the Labour Party has already pronounced its position on the judgment. As someone who has previously benefited from the rulings of the Supreme Court on electoral matters, I have, after a period of deep and sober reflection, decided to personally and formally react to the recent judgment as most Nigerians have. Because we are confronted with very weighty issues of national interest, I will speak forthrightly.”

 

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