Nyesom Wike, Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has argued that though the Labour Celebration's (LP) 2023 presidential candidate misplaced on the presidential Tribunal on Wednesday, the judiciary was appropriate when he efficiently reclaimed his place as governor of Anambra State in 2007.
“When he was eliminated as a governor, did he not reclaim his mandate on the Supreme Court docket? Judiciary was proper however now that the choice occurred, judiciary is unsuitable.”
“I do know that he gained't win the election. Let me let you know the reality, I'm a realist,” the FCT minister stated, explaining that he supported Tinubu somewhat than Obi or Atiku, who occurred to be in the identical occasion as himself (Wike).
“For me, the best way the election went, it was a troublesome election. I give it to INEC (the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee),” he stated.
Wike stated sentiments apart, Obi couldn't have gained the election. “Sure, as a younger man, folks would have most popular that however have a look at how the votes went,” he stated.
“There's this generational change, the younger folks have been drained. So, for them, the one hope they'd was to vote for Obi as a youthful particular person in comparison with different candidates.
“However unknown to them, that's not the truth of Nigerian politics. They didn't take into cognisance that ethnicity is an element. They didn't take into cognisance that faith is an element, not solely competence; that's the actuality of Nigerian politics,” the ex-governor of Rivers State stated.
The petitions of the Allied Peoples Motion (APM), the PDP and its presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar, the LP, and Obi have been all rejected by the Presidential Election Petition Court docket in a 12-hour marathon ruling on Wednesday.
Along with dismissing the aggregated petitions of the PDP, the APM, and the LP, the five-person panel headed by Justice Haruna Tsammani additionally unequivocally confirmed Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos State, because the winner of the presidential election.
Each Atiku and Obi have declared they may enchantment the Tribunal's determination to the Supreme Court docket.
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