Tribunal: Affirm your independence and integrity, Obi tells judiciary

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The Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate during the last presidential election, Peter Obi, has urged the Nigerian judiciary to affirm their independence and integrity even as he continues to pursue his case against the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Obi on Monday said that he is on the same page with Nigerians in rejecting the present shameful conditions of the country but reaffirms hope for a better Nigeria which he sees as very possible.

“For all Nigerians, this is a time for deep reflection. It is also a time to re-examine our assumptions, even as we reaffirm our hopes, the former Anambra state governor tweeted. 

“Let us calmly review our aspirations, to re-calibrate our expectations and pin down the causes of our missed opportunities and disappointments.

“We stand at that critical moment in time when, as a people, we must collectively come to grips with the reality of our injured destiny as well as the reasons for that injury. 

“It is for us to reassess our plight as a young democracy and identify clear pathways to a better and greater future for us all.”

He stated that the conduct and outcome of the last National elections have showcased the troubled state of Nigeria’s democracy. 

Obi also said that serious reservations have been expressed by a significant majority of stakeholders about the shortcomings of the elections while he urged his supporters not to take the laws into his hands.

“As we await the verdict of the election tribunal, I urge all Nigerians to use this opportunity to renew their commitment to the Nigerian ideal,” he wrote. 

“That ideal remains noble and worth every sacrifice we can make. Nigeria remains our only patrimony and it is a patrimony we must protect, rather than violate. We have no other nation but this, so let us remain committed to rescuing and rebuilding it.”

The LP presidential candidate explained that the judiciary is part of the democratic enterprise and a critical governance tool for determining the propriety of the decisions and actions of every citizen and every institution of the state. 

He urged his supporters to treat the judiciary with the respect and dignity it deserves.

He said that the people expect that the Nigerian judiciary will use the election cases now before it to reaffirm its independence and integrity.

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