APC Responds to Obi: Court Cases Determined by Legal Process, Not Public Opinion

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has challenged Mr. Peter Obi, the Labour Party (LP) candidate’s assertion that the Supreme Court’s ruling on the 2023 presidential election was manipulated in favor of President Bola Tinubu. In a statement issued by Mr. Felix Morka, the APC National Publicity Secretary in Abuja, the party refuted these claims.

“Peter Obi, the LP presidential candidate, expressed dissatisfaction with the Supreme Court’s judgment rejecting his appeal against President Bola Tinubu’s electoral victory. He alleged that the Supreme Court displayed a concerning disregard for public opinion and abandoned its role as a court of law and policy during his delayed and discontented response to the judgment.

“In his press conference, Obi again faulted our democratic institutions, particularly the courts, for not declaring him the winner. However, he failed to provide evidence of his election victory or substantiate his case in court, relying solely on his status as Peter Obi.

“This sense of entitlement appears to underlie Obi’s scathing attack on our institutions. His inability to differentiate between his subjective interpretation of public opinion and the reality of the situation has been his greatest shortcoming throughout the electoral process,” Morka stated.

Morka continued, “Obi, who has previously benefited from the Supreme Court’s rulings on electoral matters, has demonstrated arrogance and self-importance in his bitter criticism of the judiciary. When the same court ruled in Obi’s favor and confirmed his election as Anambra governor, it was lauded as a pillar of democracy. However, he now accuses the court of betraying democracy since it ruled against him.

“It should not always revolve around Obi; it should be about our nation. Court cases are not determined by public opinion but by evidence and the law. Unfortunately, Obi failed on both fronts.”

Morka also welcomed Obi’s decision to engage in opposition politics but urged him to do so with maturity and constructive contributions.

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