Peter Obi Condemns Supreme Court Judgement As Politically Motivated, Flays First Lady Office

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Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, has finally submitted his verdict on the Thursday, October 26th judgement of the Supreme Court that confirmed President Bola Ahmed Tinubu victory, saying, the ruling dashed the hopes of majority of Nigerians and sacrificed justice for political expediency.

Obi spoke at a World Press Conference on Monday in Abuja.

Although acknowledging defeat, he noted that his Labour Party was now ready to take the message of a new Nigeria to the grassroots.

On Thursday, October 26th, the Supreme Court seven-member panel, led by Justice John Inyang-Okoro, dismissed the appeal filed by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate Atiku Abubakar, who came second in the election, and Obi who came third.

Obi said, “In the coming months we will build the party, we will make it stronger. We will build those young people. We will come out stronger and more committed to a new Nigeria”.

In addition, Obi criticised the President for the ₦‎1.5 billion allocated the office of First Lady, Remi Tinubu

He said: “All the monies allocated to the unconstitutional office of the First Lady should be transferred to educating and caring for the Girl-Child. The first lady’s job is to look after the president. Simple!

“It is time for us to use money judiciously. A supplementary budget is only needed for government projects of national & critical importance like food, security etc., but where such is used to buy yachts, vehicles. It shows how uncaring this govt is. It is irresponsible.

“If I were in office, no one would have mentioned the purchase of such vehicles for government officials.”

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