The All Progressives Congress has faulted the claim by the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi, that the Supreme Court judgment on the 2023 presidential election was skewed in favour of President Bola Tinubu.
The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr Felix Morka, said this in a statement in Abuja.
He said, “In his belated and grouchy reaction to the judgment of the Supreme Court dismissing his appeal against the electoral victory of President Bola Tinubu, Peter Obi, LP presidential candidate stated that the Supreme Court exhibited a disturbing aversion to public opinion just as it abandoned its responsibility as a court of law and policy.”
Obi during a world press conference on Monday reacted to the October 26 Supreme Court ruling on the presidential poll, expressing discontent that the apex court placed technicality over substance.
Commenting on the media briefing, Mr Morka stated, “At his press conference, Obi again blamed our democratic institutions, particularly the courts for not awarding him victory. Not because he won the election, not because he proved his case in court as required by law, but because he is Peter Obi.
“Such haughty sense of entitlement seems to pervade Obi’s vitriolic attack on our institutions, his gross inability to distinguish between his warped version of public opinion and reality has been his greatest undoing throughout the electioneering season,’’ he said.
Mr Morka added, “As someone who has previously benefited from the rulings of the Supreme Court on electoral matters, Obi’s acerbic attack on the judiciary only shows his arrogance and vainness.
‘’When the same court decided in Obi’s favour and affirmed him as duly elected Anambra governor, it was a beacon of democracy, but the court has betrayed democracy now that it decided against him.
‘’It cannot always be about Obi, but about our country. Court cases are not won on public opinion, they are won on evidence and the law, you failed on both counts.”
He added that although the APC welcomed Obi’s decision to engage in opposition politics going forward, he should do so maturely and constructively.