Nigerian comedian, Lawrence Oluwaseyitan Aletile, popularly known as Seyi Law, has thrown jabs at supporters of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party and Labour Party following Presidential Election Petition Tribunal judgement.
The Tribunal on Wednesday struck out the three consolidated petitions of Labour Party’s Peter Obi and , Atiku Abubakar, the PDP candidate and Allied Peoples Movement petitions on several grounds, including a lack of merit.
The five-person panel upheld the declaration of Bola Tinuby as president by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
Seyi Law, obviously in a joyful mood after the judgement, took to his Twitter (X) account, mocked the LP and PDP supporters, by asking if they have started crying.
“Have they started crying already, or are they still hoping for a rerun? What a waste.
“I have said it before, and I will say it again that PETER OBI, @PeterObi, knows he didn’t win the election. He knows. He only wanted Tinubu disqualified because he thinks he has a better chance of winning a rerun with @atiku,” he wrote.
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Lawyer to Peter Obi of the Labour Party, Dr Livy Uzoukwu, SAN, has vowed to appeal the judgement of the Presidential Election Petitions Court, that upheld the election of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Speaking on Wednesday, after the verdict was delivered, he stressed that litigants who are dissatisfied with the outcome of an election may resort to self-help if they continue to find it very difficult to establish their case owing to obstacles from government institutions like the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Uzoukwu also warned that if care was not taken, sound electoral jurisprudence would disappear in the country.
“If we are not careful, our electoral jurisprudence will eventually disappear. I am saying this with every amount of sincerity because when the litigant, when those who contested the election continue to find it very difficult to establish their case due to obstacles on the way, starting with INEC, certainly they may resort to some other means of trying to get justice, which may not be lawful,” he said.