Written by Ekele John
The 2023 presidential flag bearer of the Labour Party (LP) Peter Obi has said that he won the poll and he will explore all legal options to reclaim his mandate.
Obi stated this at a press briefing in Abuja on Thursday. He said promised to explore all legal and peaceful option to reclaim the mandate
“We won the election and we will prove it to Nigerians. I am challenging the process.
He also said himself and his running mate, Datti Baba-Ahmed remain committed to a new Nigeria.
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He effusively thanked his youthful followers known as ‘Obidients’, urging them not to be deterred by the outcome of the polls.
“We will work for that new Nigeria that is possible,” he said.
“Datti and I remain committed to that new Nigeria.”
He said the poll did not meet the minimum standard for a free and fair election, adding that the poll will go down as the most controversial election conducted in Nigeria.
Obi lamented that Nigeria cannot conduct election 63 years after independence.
Just at the commencement of the briefing.
Obi observed a one-minute silence for all injured and deceased victims of the February 25 poll.
This is his first media appearance after the declaration of a winner by the electoral umpire.
Also in attendance at the briefing is the party’s National Chairman, Julius Abure; as well as the director general of Obi’s presidential campaign, Akin Osuntokun.