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Supreme Court Judgement: Labour party rejects verdict, accuses executive of hijacking judiciary, legislature




The Labour Party (LP) has criticized the Supreme Court judgement which affirmed the victory of President Bola Tinubu at the February 2023 presidential election, with the party claiming that the judiciary and the legislature have been hijacked by the executive.

This was made known on Thursday by the Chairman of LP, Julius Abure, during a press briefing hours after the apex court dismissed the appeals by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar; and his LP counterpart.

Abure said the party was disappointed but has decided to charge on and remain optimistic about what the future holds for the nation.

Abure pointed out that what happened from the day of the 2023 presidential election to now showed that the nation was sliding towards dictatorship.

The Labour Party chairman also alleged that some leaders of the party including himself and Obi have been marked by the government for vilification in other to suppress the party and its goal for a new Nigeria.

He called on the international community to rise to the occasion to defend democracy in Nigeria.

He also urged Nigerians not to lose hope in the country, adding that “we are hopeful that we will get to our destination someday because where there is a will, certainly, there will be a way. A new Nigeria is still possible.”