The Labour Party (LP) coordinator for the 2023 presidential election in Ekiti State, Moses Jolayemi on Sunday stated that the party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi‘s effort to appeal judgment is an exercise in futility.
Recall that the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal struck out the petition filed by Obi against President Bola Tinubu.
The tribunal in its ruling affirmed the victory of President Tinubu in the February 25th, 2023 election.
Jolayemi in an interview with Punch said there is nothing new that Obi can present at the Supreme Court.
He said, “I do not think that he is going to pull through at the Supreme Court or wherever. Senior advocates, analysts and enlightened people have all looked at the judgment and it was described as very good.
“I do not see how far he can go. If you say a mandate is stolen, the onus is on you to prove it, and not only proving it, you have to prove it beyond reasonable and possibly unreasonable doubt.
“The reality is that the President is installed and it is even more difficult now. From what we hear, he (Obi) was not able to prove his case convincingly. Your party won in a polling unit, you must have the result to show for that claim.
“It is not all about talking. The judges are also on social media, but they are concerned with facts and what is presented before them, not what is on social media or the interest of the people.
“For me, I do not see this case going further because I do not know anything new that they want to plead at the Supreme Court; I consider it an exercise in futility.”