Obi didn’t go into hiding after Supreme Court loss – Tanko


The Labour Party campaign organisation has debunked the
insinuation that its presidential candidate, Peter Obi, went into hiding following
his loss at the Supreme Court.


The Supreme Court, 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 Obi and the Peoples Democratic Party standard
bearer, 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.


Amid the hues and cries in response to the verdict from both
the leadership and supporters of the LP, many Nigerians had expected Obi to
speak up on the judgment.


His deafening silence 24 hours after the judgment prompted
speculations among social media users that the former Anambra governor must
have gone into hiding or was still hurting from the loss.

Meanwhile, 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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