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2023 Presidential Poll: Labour Party Rejects Results, Calls for Mandate Recount

The Nigerian presidential election held last Saturday has sparked controversy as Mr. Peter Obi, the candidate of the Labour Party (LP), rejects the results and calls for a recount. In a press conference held yesterday, Obi lamented that the election did not meet the minimum standards of a free, transparent, credible and fair election. According to him, the results were "programmed" and violated the electoral rules and guidelines. He promised to challenge the outcome in court and explore all legal and peaceful options to reclaim their mandate.

"It will go down as one of the most controversial elections ever conducted in Nigeria," Obi declared. He further stated that the LP will not be discouraged by the outcome of the presidential poll and urged its supporters to continue campaigning and voting for the party in the upcoming governorship and House of Assembly elections on March 11.

Obi's rejection of the election results has raised tensions in the country, with fears of violence erupting in some quarters. However, he urged all Nigerians to remain peaceful, law-abiding, and conduct themselves in the most responsible manner. He acknowledged the commitment and resilience of Nigerians who participated in the election, despite the unwarranted and barbaric attacks they faced.

The LP's rejection of the presidential election results is a blow to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), whose candidate, Bola Tinubu, emerged the winner. The APC has yet to respond to Obi's claims, but the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has reiterated its commitment to conducting free and fair elections and urged all parties to channel their grievances through legal means.

As the political tension continues to mount, Nigerians are hoping for a peaceful resolution to the dispute and a transparent electoral process in the future.

Source: New Telegraph

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