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Peter Obi knocks Supreme Court verdict, says Labour Party now “effectively in opposition in Nigeria.”  

The presidential candidate of the the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has criticized the Supreme Court verdict of the 2023 general election, noting that the highest court ignored the overwhelming evidence presented to it.  

Obi, speaking at a press conference on Monday, accused the Supreme Court and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of “shifting the goal post” as the umpire of the election.  

Recall that the Supreme Court ruled had agreed with the September 6 verdict of the Presidential Election Petition Court on all counts.  

Justice Inyang Okoro, leading a seven-man panel at the apex court, delivered a unanimous judgment, resolving all seven issues at stake in the appeals filed by the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Obi in favor of Tinubu. 

The apex court, in its lead judgment, prepared and read by Justice Inyang Okoro, held that there was no merit in Atiku/PDP and Obi/LP’s petitions to nullify the election outcome. 

Reacting to the development, the former Anambra governor said,  

Furthermore, Obi outlined his party’s mission for a new Nigeria, calling for a government designed by capacity, character and competence.  

He said,