The ruling All Progressives Congress has described the 2023 Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, as someone whose sense of entitlement seems to pervade his vitriolic attack on the judiciary.
The APC which faulted the claim by Obi, that the recent Supreme Court judgment on the 2023 presidential election was doctored in favour of President Bola Tinubu, in a statement issued by his National Publicity Secretary, Felix Morka in Abuja, reminded him that court cases are not won on public opinion but on evidence and the law.
Obi in his world press conference at the LP National Secretariat in Abuja on Monday, condemned the Apex Court’s judgement, noting that it ended his search for justice in the February 25 presidential election.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, while reacting to the development, APC said: “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.”
The party 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.”
Mr Morka however noted that although the APC welcomed Obi’s decision to engage in opposition politics going forward, while advising him to do so maturely and constructively.