The Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has said that he respects the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the election of President Bola Tinubu, but he will not give up on his vision for a new Nigeria.
Obi, who spoke at a press conference in Abuja on Monday, November 6, said the legal battle was over, but the Obidient movement was still alive.
He said he and his supporters would remain in opposition and work to strengthen the party and the youth.
He also thanked Nigerians and the international community for their support and attention during the election petition.
Obi said: “I want to assure them that this is not the end of our journey but in fact the beginning. Nigerians heard you, the world has taken note and we will not forget easily. We shall endure, persist until we reach our destination because new Nigeria is our destination. A destination is not an event.”
The Supreme Court on October 26, dismissed the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate Atiku Abubakar, who came second in the election, and Obi who came third.
The seven-member panel, led by Justice John Inyang-Okoro, affirmed the September 6 judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal declaring Tinubu as duly elected president.
Obi said: “In the coming months we will build the party, we will make it stronger. We will build those young people. We will come out stronger and more committed to a new Nigeria.
“The future is dynamic. Our focus now is to ensure that we do the right thing for the benefit of Nigeria.”