An air of concern, the Labour Party (LP) has highlighted a number of issues looming ahead of the Presidential Election Petition Court judgement.
Stunned, the opposition party has voiced its shock over the brash declarations and presumptuous comments made by current Ministers and lawmakers about the impending tribunal outcome.
Adding to their worry, the party also responded to an unexpected praise showered on President Bola Tinubu and his legal team by Justice Mary Odili, a commendation that seemed out of place, given the event’s unrelated context.
In a statement shared on Twitter via @NgLabour, the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Obiora Ifoh, expressed LP’s shock over an unfiltered praise from former Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Justice Mary Odili. The commendation, in favor of President Bola Tinubu and his legal representatives, took the party by surprise.
Stunned and Surprised
Ifoh expressed the party’s astonishment, noting that the confident declarations from some currently serving Ministers and lawmakers regarding the tribunal’s outcome have certainly caught their attention.
“The unguarded statement from the former Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Justice Mary Odili in Abuja last week at a colloquium to mark the 25th anniversary of the elevation of a renowned jurist, JK Gadzama to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, and the boasting of some persons, serving Ministers and notable legislators about the outcome has left our party in shock.“
He added that the party finds the decision of the tribunal to transmit the proceedings live on national television strange.
“Also curious to every discerning mind watching the unfolding events in Nigeria since the February 25th Presidential election is the fact that the PEPC that refused live television coverage of the hearings of the petition, and is now anxious to have the conclusion beamed live.
What is it that has happened between the hearing period and the delivery of the judgment that the live coverage which they claimed was a policy issue changed suddenly at the delivery point?”
He urged Nigerians to remain calm and peaceful as the matter has not reached its logical and final conclusion.