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My mandate might be difficult to reclaim in court– Obi

Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP), on Monday admitted the journey to reclaim his mandate in court would be difficult.

Obi said he was not challenging the declaration of President-elect Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu but the processes that led to his declaration.

Obi, who spoke on Arise Television on Monday, urged his supporters to remain calm as he challenges the result of the presidential election of February 25.

On the possible partnership with the People’s Democratic Party(PDP), Obi said that there is nothing like that but that “we are challenging a process that is wrong created by INEC to serve a particular purpose.”

He said: “The journey so far has been very tough, difficult because I am trying to change what has kept us where we are now. So it is going to be difficult.

“My appeal to Nigerians is to remain calm and prayerful for our country Nigerian. We don’t have any other country apart from Nigeria.

“I am not challenging who they declared, I am not challenging the outcome but the process and unless we do that we are not going to change the rascality that happened.”

Obi said the problem of Nigeria was accepting what is wrong and unacceptable as God’s wish for the country, saying God doesn’t wish bad things for people and it’s these things that the Obidient Movement was trying to change.

He said: “The problem of Nigeria is accepting what is unacceptable. That’s not God’s wish.

God’s wish is when you do the right thing. Is it God’s wish that we remain poor as a country despite his abundant blessings on us?”

He said Nigeria has remained decadent in a continuous state of moral decline because the people keep accepting what is wrong and dragging God into it.

He noted that the Obidient Movement was in the system to change it and create a new egalitarian society.

The former Anambra state Governor said it’s a saddening fact that after 63 years as a nation, Nigeria was unable to conduct a good election, describing the February 25 Presidential election as the worst in Nigeria’s history considering that the Electoral Law of 2022 was enacted to ensure free, fair and credible elections.

Obi said while he is pursuing his mandate through legal and peaceful means, it’s disheartening that rule of law is being treated with levity by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC which is a public institution maintained by taxpayer’s money.

Obi also gave clarifications on his support for Labour Party governorship candidates in some states, saying that he supports LP ticket holders in Enugu, Abia, Lagos, and Plateau States among others 100 percent and directs his supporters to vote for them.

On the ethnic tension in Lagos state over his victory on the February 25 poll ahead of the governorship election, Obi said it’s not ethnic but some mischievous persons are trying to create such an impression pointing out that many more non-Igbos and Yorubas who share the aspiration for new Nigeria voted for him.

He explained that even if Igbos voted for him, it was not the first time they are voting for people having voted massively for Olusegun Obasanjo even when he lost in his region and they also gave Jonathan more votes than South-South States and all these brouhahas did not happen.

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