Labour Party has revealed that more than 20 Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) are ready to back Peter Obi in the next court battle. Peter Obi is determined to show that the outcome of the recently ended presidential election was rigged.
Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was named the election’s winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) with 8,794,726 votes.
Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) presidential candidate, received 6,984,520 votes, placing him ahead of Obi, who received 6,101,533 votes, according to the commission.
Obi and his party declared that they will take legal action to challenge the election results.
The National Secretary of the Labour Party, Umar Farouk, while speaking on the next line of action stated that some SANs have already expressed interest in aiding them.
“We have more than 20 SANs that are willing to participate and offer their services for the renewal and emergence of a new Nigeria.
“As I am talking to you, our lawyers are working on it.
“But this is not something we can discuss on the pages of a newspaper.
“All I can tell you is that we have started ‘trekking’ to the court”, he said.
Responding to whether the party and its leadership have been able to gather evidence to support their claim, Farouk stated: “The court is not a polling box that they can smash and put in what they want.
“If the APC thinks they can pre-empt the court, let them do it.
“They had earlier pre-empted the election that they were going to win by hook or crook and they had claimed they won.
“Let’s wait and see. Unlike INEC, the judiciary is a different thing.
“We have seen how independent the commission is. But we need to also examine how independent the judiciary also is in a matter of this magnitude.
“Let’s see the solace it can offer the masses. Let’s see if the judiciary has also shattered the hope of Nigerians just as INEC did.”