I want to remind Peter Obi that no fresh document will be allowed in the supreme court- Arabambi


Abayomi Arabambi, the factional National Publicity Secretary of the Labour Party, has advised Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, not to proceed to the Supreme Court after his case against President Bola Ahmed Tinubu was struck out at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja.

According to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu emerged as the winner of the presidential election, defeating strong contenders including Peter Obi of the Labour Party and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Both Peter Obi and Atiku Abubakar had challenged Tinubu’s victory in the Presidential Election Tribunal, but their petitions were struck out by the court.

In an exclusive interview reported by The Punch Newspaper, Abayomi Arabambi expressed his perspective on the matter. He stressed that going to the Supreme Court would be a waste of time, stressing that the Supreme Court is not a court of first instance in presidential election matters. Arabambi further stated that no fresh documents would be allowed in the Supreme Court, and only the existing evidence would be debated. Abayomi Arabambi’s advice to Peter Obi is based on his belief that pursuing the case further in the Supreme Court may not yield favorable results given the court’s limitations on introducing new evidence.

“I believe that going to the Supreme Court is just a sheer waste of time. The apex court is not a court of first instance in the presidential election. The Appeal Court is and his lawyers need to tell him. If they fail to tell him, I am reminding Obi now that no fresh documents will be allowed in the Supreme Court. It is what you have that they are going to debate. No new thing can be introduced.”