Why Peter Obi dumped Labour Party governorship rally? Fresh facts emerge
- The presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the just concluded election, Mr Peter Obi, has sent a strong message to Nigerians.
- The former Anambra state governor has vowed that he will reclaim the will and mandate of the people.
- Obi, who is supposed to be on the road with his party’s governorship and state house of assembly candidates, halted his plans to attend court proceedings.
The flagbearer of the Labour Party in the just concluded presidential polls, Mr Peter Obi, has told Nigerians that he remains committed to retrieving his mandate.
Obi, in a series of tweets on Wednesday, March 8 Obi assured his supporters that justice would be served and his mandate would be restored.
As reported by Vanguard, Obi’s tweet reads:
“I remain committed and will give more attention to our mission of retrieving our mandate. A new Nigeria is possible! -PO.
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“It is also imperative that Obidients vote for candidates with Competence, Character, Capacity, and Compassion.”
On the party’s campaign for state assembly and governorship election, Obi stated:
“I am supposed to commence our whistle-stop campaign for our various Labour Party Governorship and State Assembly Candidates today. Initially, my trip was to take me to Nasarawa, Lagos, Enugu, Abia, Delta, Edo, Rivers, Plateau, Borno, etc.
“However, following INEC’s refusal to allow our party to inspect the materials (including BVAS) from the 25th February presidential elections, I am personally heading to the Court today with our lawyers.
“As we pursue due process and defer to the rule of law, I urge all the OBIdients in the various states to continue campaigning for our candidates, namely, Gbadebo Rhodes Vivour in Lagos, Chijoke Edeoga in Enugu, Patrick Dakum in Plateau, Alex Otti in Abia, Ken Pela in Delta, Ibrahim Mshelia in Borno, to name just a few.”
Appeal Court Gives Judgement on INEC’s Request to Reconfigure BVAS
Meanwhile, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) secured the approval to reconfigure BVAS machines for the March 11 guber elections.
A three-member panel of the Court of Appeal in Abuja gave the approval in ruling on Wednesday, March 8.
The panel refused the application by Labour Party and Peter Obi to stop INEC from reconfiguring the BVAS.
Afenifere Rejects Tinubu’s Victory, Reveals Candidate Who Won 2023 Presidential Election
Elsewhere, Afenifere has finally revealed the presidential candidate that won the Saturday, February 25 presidential election.
In a fresh statement, the Pan Yoruba Socio-Political Group maintained that Peter Obi emerged victorious at the poll.
While dismissing the APC flagbearer, Bola Tinubu’s victory, the group has further urged Obi to challenge the election results in court.