Peter Obi gives Supreme Court justices tongue-lashing for condoning constitutional violations, overlooking Tinubu’s forgery, identity theft.
Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the recently concluded 2023 Presidential Election, has raised his voice in criticism of the Supreme Court’s ruling, expressing concern over what he perceives as the court’s failure to address allegations of forgery, identity theft, and perjury against Bola Tinubu.
Mr Obi, in a press conference on Monday, described the apex court’s judgement as appalling, saying it damaged Nigerians’ confidence in the judiciary.
In a strongly-worded statement, Peter Obi questioned the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the duly elected President of Nigeria. Obi’s concerns stem from allegations of forgery, identity theft, and perjury surrounding Tinubu’s Chicago State University certificate.
Obi expressed his disappointment, stating that the Supreme Court’s decision seemed to ignore what he views as significant irregularities in the election. He argued that rigging, identity theft, forgery, and perjury should not be overlooked and do not align with the principles of the Nigerian constitution.
The Implications of Legalizing Alleged Irregularities:
Peter Obi further criticized the Supreme Court for, in his view, legalizing what he considers an “illegality” founded on allegations of forgery, identity theft, and perjury. He suggested that this decision only serves to delay what he referred to as “the revolution.”
The implications of this statement are far-reaching, as Obi’s concerns highlight the broader debate over the legitimacy and transparency of elections and the role of the judiciary in upholding the rule of law.
The Supreme Court’s decision in affirming Bola Tinubu as the elected President of Nigeria has sparked controversy and debate. Peter Obi’s strong critique underlines the importance of addressing allegations of irregularities and ensuring the integrity of the electoral process.
As the nation reflects on the aftermath of the 2023 Presidential Election, the concerns raised by political figures like Peter Obi remain at the forefront of discussions surrounding democracy, accountability, and the rule of law