LP debunk rumours of Peter Obi going into hiding following S’Court judgement


Supporters of Peter Obi and the Labour Party, LP may have expected their principal to address them following Thursday’s judgement by the Supreme court, but the LP presidential candidate has remained mute.

Recall that the Supreme Court had on Thursday, ended the 171-day legal tussle to nullify the election of President Bola Tinubu with the rejection of the election appeals filed by both Obi of the LP and the Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

In the lead judgment delivered by the Chairman of the seven-man panel, Justice Inyang Okoro, the apex court refused to consider the academic records of the President obtained from the Chicago State University, which Atiku sought to tender as fresh evidence to prove his allegation of certificate forgery against the ex-Lagos governor.

The other justices on the panel – Uwani Aji, Mohammed Garba, Ibrahim Saulawa, Adamu Jauro, Abubakar Tijjani, and Emmanuel Agim, – agreed with the lead judgment which dismissed Atiku and Obi’s appeals.

Following the judgement, Obi’s silence has however, raised speculations as to whether he has gone into hiding or was still hurting from the loss.

But in a recent development, the Labour Party campaign organisation debunked all insinuations that its presidential candidate, Peter Obi, went into hiding following his loss at the Supreme Court.

Though efforts to reach Obi’s media aide, Tai Emeka Obasi by some journalists after the apex court judgment, has thus far been unsuccessful as at the time of filing this report, the spokesman of Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign Council, Yunusa Tanko, debunked the speculation, adding that unknown to many people, the LP candidate travelled out of the country long before the Supreme Court notice arrived.

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