Peter Obi, the Labour Party's (LP) presidential candidate, has stated what he will do if invited to join the projected Cabinet of National Unity by President-elect Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
Obi made this statement on Thursday in an interview with Channels Television's Sunrise Daily.
Recall how the APC candidate's campaign suggested that Tinubu would establish a broad-based coalition to include all of his rivals in his administration
When asked what he would do if invited to join Tinubu's Government of National Unity, Obi responded that he was still contesting the election and the declaration process in court.
Obi said that the election process needed to be corrected before anyone could discuss the Government of National Unity.
In Peter Obi's words, "The first thing I want to see is that the process is right. The process through which you achieve anything is far more fundamental than what you do thereafter. Let us go back first, I am challenging the process and the declaration.
“Until we get it right, then we can talk about a government of national unity. Otherwise, we would go and sit down and say that those who stopped a train and kidnapped people can call us to discuss peace when they have people in captivity. Until things are done rightly, we will be encouraging what we don’t need to encourage."
When asked if he would accept the result if it did not go in his favor, Obi responded that he would be stunned if the court upheld Tinubu's victory.
He emphasized that election related issues will be resolved in court. If this country continues in this manner, I will be astounded. It will then be established that the country is a corporately criminalized. We cannot allow it. We need to start untangling this criminality, he added.
Obi went on to point out that when people talked about structure, they were referring to the fraud and criminality that we witnessed, and we want to unbundle it for the sake of our children.
The Labour Party's presidential candidate stated that he thinks the judiciary would do the right thing.
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