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Today's Headlines: Peter Obi Reacts To Election Loss, Concede Defeat, Call Tinubu—APC To Atiku, Obi

Peter Obi Reacts To Presidential Election Loss

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the February 25 general elections, Mr Peter Obi, has advised Nigerian youths who were not happy with the outcome of election to be calm and persistent for change.

Obi stated this, as captured in a video while chatting with one of his supporters, on Wednesday. The LP candidate asked the youths to take things easily, insisting that Nigeria was a developing nation.

News Source: Saharareporters

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of the election early on Wednesday morning, defeating his main challengers Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Peter Obi of the Labour Party.

Tinubu came out top in 12 of Nigeria’s 36 states, and secured significant numbers in several other states to claim the highest number of votes — 8,794,726 million votes.

Meanwhile, Obi, candidate of the Labour Party (LP), in less than a year and described as an outsider and structure-less candidate, however, galvanised young voters in a manner some described as unprecedented, and finished the race with 6,101,533 votes.

Concede Defeat, Call Tinubu—APC To Atiku, Obi

The All Progressives Congress, APC, Presidential Campaign Council, PCC, has called on presidential candidates of Labour Party, LP, Peter Obi, and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to concede defeat to Nigeria’s president-elect.

News Source: Daily Post

APC PCC Media Adviser, Dele Alake, made the remark while condemning LP and PDP for calling for the cancellation of the presidential election.

Recall that PDP and LP held a joint press conference yesterday where they condemned the conduct of Saturday’s election.

They called on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to cancel the election.

Reacting, Alake said calling for the cancellation of the election was tantamount to an “abortion of democracy.”

Addressing journalists in Abuja, Alake said Atiku and Obi should “accept defeat honorably.”

Tinubu will propel Nigeria to greater heights – Masari

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina state has said that the President-elect, Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress, APC, would propel the country to greater heights.

The Katsina Governor made the declaration shortly after INEC announced Tinubu as the winner of the February 25 presidential election.

News Source: Vanguard Newspapers

While congratulating Tinubu for the victory, Masari expressed confidence that Nigeria under the former Lagos Governor would witness the needed socio-economic development just as experienced in Lagos.

Osinbajo presides over FEC meeting

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is currently presiding over the Federal Executive Council meeting at the State House, Abuja.

News Source: Punch Newspaper

This week’s FEC meeting is the first after the Presidential elections which saw the emergence of the All Progressives Congress Bola Tinubu as President-elect.

Present are the Secretary to Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha; the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folashade Yemi-Esan; National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno; the President’s Chief of Staff Prof. Ibrahim Gambari and Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu.

Labour Party Rejects Nigerian Presidential Election Results Over Alleged Rigging By INEC

The Labour Party has rejected the result of Saturday's Presidential Election over alleged rigging by the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC).

This was stated by The National Chairman of the party, Julius Abure, in a statement, describing the election outcome as rape of democracy in the country.

News Source: Saharareporters

The LP chairman also said the results were manipulated after the people voted their choice.

On Wednesday morning, the Independent National Electoral Commission declared the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, the president-elect.

Tinubu, a former Lagos State governor, was declared the president-elect after he polled 8,794,726 votes to win the 2023 presidential election.

Tinubu won the election ahead of other contenders — the Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Atiku Abubakar; the Labour Party candidate, Peter Obi; and the New Nigeria Peoples Party candidate, Rabiu Kwankwaso.

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