Gabriel Emameh in Abuja
The Labour Party (LP) has refuted claims that its supporters threatened judges of the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) reviewing the petition by its presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi against the declaration of President Bola Tinubu as the winner of the February 25, 2023, presidential election.
The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Obiora Ifoh, alleged in a statement that the All Progressives Congress (APC) was behind the rumour to tarnish the LP’s image and stir unrest.
Ifoh described a circulating photo as a ploy “to distract from APC’s open intimidating remarks.”
LP highlighted remarks by Tinubu’s legal team, which suggested potential chaos if Tinubu’s election was overturned.
The party said having presented its case concretely and vividly within the law, it remained confident that the justices would fulfill their statutory responsibilities based on the law and the weight of evidence.
The statement read: “As such LP did not need any threat, to secure the delivery of substantive justice.
“It is increasingly evident that the ruling party is afraid of its shadow and the truth, and is as busy fabricating and labeling the Labour Party to curry imaginary favour.
“The discerning public should disregard this dubious label of LP because they know who is panicking and trying to create anarchy in the land to remain in power at all costs.
“We, therefore wish to reiterate our belief in the sanctity of our jurisprudence and expect that justice will be served based on nothing short of what the constitution and extant law says and not via the troll mechanism or devious acts of the ruling party that is desperate to cling to power without the people’s mandate.”