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LP lashes out at Tinubu, asserts that his removal by the court won’t lead to anarchy

The Labour Party (LP) has said that there won’t be anarchy in Nigeria if President Bola Tinubu is removed from office by the court.

Tinubu had asked the presidential election tribunal to throw out the petition filed by LP seeking to nullify his victory in the 2023 general elections, on the grounds that he did not secure 25% of votes cast in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Tinubu, through his counsel, Wole Olanipekun, in a final written address to the tribunal, claimed the FCT is the 37th state for electoral purposes.

According to the president, any other interpretation would “lead to absurdity, chaos, anarchy and alteration of the very intention of the legislature”.

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However, in reaction to this, the LP in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Obiora Ifoh, said Tinubu’s remarks were unnecessary since the matter is before the court.

“We insist that no amount of threat from the APC on the judges in the tribunal can change the processes and requirements that the law has put in place. It must be followed and that is the position of the Labour Party.

“Let me assure the APC and their leaders that if there were no absurdity, chaos, and anarchy when they forced their way into power, Nigeria will still witness peace when they are eventually evicted from power,” Ifoh’s statement read in part.

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