Presidential Election Saga: Peter Obi’s Final Address To Court Gives Hope to Supporters

The Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr. Peter Obi has filed his final address to the Election Petition Tribunal dated 20th July 2023. The address which surfaced on online via Twitter reads in part:

A sentence in the 2nd-3rd Respondents’ address alarmed the Petitioners and millions of Nigerians. The 2nd-3rd Respondents went too low and abandoned discretion when they claimed as follows: “Our submission is that the Petitioners are inviting anarchy by their ventilation of this issue of non-transmission of results electronically, by INEC.” This is a cheap, misguided, and destructive blackmail clearly intended to target the country’s judicialism and constitutionalism. It also aims at cannibalizing our democracy.

Recall that the legal team of President Bola Tinubu had filed a final address claiming that the removal of the president based on inability to score 25% vote in FCT Abuja could lead to chaos and anarchy.

The surfacing of Tinubu’s final address caused mixed feelings amongst Nigerian particularly the use of the word “chaos and anarchy”.

However, the recent final address filed by the Labour Party candidate seems to have given his supporters hope of victory at the Election petition tribunal.

The arrival of Obi’s final address had prompted most of the Obedient supporters to upload the Eluupi song on various social media handles while attaching phrases that reads: “Other where only preparing for election but Obi was also preparing for Tribunal.”

The fate of petitioners and the respondents, rests in the hands of the Judiciary.

SOURCE: Twitter/ General_oluchi

IMAGE: Naija news

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