BREAKING NEWS: We Are Shocked By Presidential Tribunal Judgement

We Are Shocked By Presidential Tribunal Judgement - Peter Obi Diaspora Group Speaks

We Are Shocked By Presidential Judgement

The Global Support Network (POGDSN) has described as shocking the judgement of the Presidential Election Petition (), which affirmed President Bola Ahmed as the winner of the February 25, 2023 presidential election.

reported earlier that, in over 14 hours of processing, the , on September 6, 2023, dismissed all the petitions submitted before it by the presidential candidate of the , .

Reacting to the verdict in a statement released on Friday (today), POGDSN said the Tribunal's judgement did not reflect the position of the of the .

The political group insisted that it would reclaim Peter 's mandate at the .

The statement signed by POGDSN convener, Prof. Pat Obiefule, reads: “We, the Peter Global Support Network, POGDSN, hereby reject, in the strongest possible term, the entirety of the judgement of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, PEPT on the petition CA//03/2023 filed by the and its presidential candidate, Peter Gregory Obi, challenging the selection of Bola Ahmed by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the President of the .

“POGDSN is absolutely shocked, discontented, and dismayed by the PEPT's judgment as it amounts to a total abdication of power to the executive arm of in a manner indicative of state capture, and does not reflect the of the judiciary as envisaged by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of .

“POGDSN strongly condemns this judgment in its entirety as an attempt to legitimize the imposed presidency of Bola Ahmed Tinubu; dash the hope of ordinary and long-suffering for a new nation anchored on the principles of justice, equity and fairness; and grossly undermine the moral and ethical standard of the larger society.”

The group further described the Tribunal judgement day as a sad day for democracy and the rule of in , saying it remains resolute in its commitment to ensuring that the supremacy of the Constitution is upheld, and in particular, to reclaiming the 's mandate freely and lawfully given to Obi by across the length and breadth of the country during the February 25 presidential election.

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