The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi has responded to the emergence of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, as the February 25th presidential election winner.
Remember, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) proclaimed the former Governor of Lagos State as the winner of the highly fought post after garnering greater voter turnout ahead of his rivals from other political parties.From the conclusion of results provided to INEC by State Collation Officers, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, placed second behind Tinubu while Labour Party (LP) candidate, Peter Obi, emerged third in the race.
Being one of the top four key competitors for the nation’s number one political post, the New Nigeria Peoples’ Party (NNPP) presidential candidate, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, finished distant fourth in the race.Speaking on behalf of Obi at a news conference following Tinubu’s announcement, the vice presidential candidate of the party, Baba-Ahmed claimed the Labour Party won the presidential election and will regain its mandate in due order.He stated that because election results were unable to be communicated electronically, there was no election.
His words: “It’s our stance that the results of the alleged election did not satisfy the minimal level of elections. We shall continue the battle and we encourage Nigerians to continue to strive for their rights.Irrespective of the poor degree of faith that we have in the system, we urge Nigerians to get out and vote for the Labour Party in the approaching gubernatorial and state assembly elections.
The Election Act 2022 specifies that election results should be electronically disseminated, this was not done it indicates the election did not hold.We want Nigerians to continue to perform their civic obligations as they did in the previous exercise.
We won this election, they refused to put the results on IREV, the Nigerian people are victors."
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