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We won the presidential election, and we’ll prove it in court – Peter Obi



Presidential candidate of the Labour Party , Peter Obi, on Thursday, insisted that he won last Saturday’s presidential election and he was ready to prove it.

He said the presidential election which was won by the All Progressives Congress candidate, Bola Tinubu, was controversial and programmed to deliver pre-determined results.

The Independent National Electoral Commission had on Wednesday morning declared Tinubu as the president-elect.

Tinubu, a former Lagos State governor, was declared the president-elect after the 70-year-old polled 8,794,726 votes to win the 2023 presidential election.

The INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, announced Tinubu as the winner at the International Collation Centre in Abuja during the early hours of Wednesday.

But while addressing a world press conference in Abuja on Thursday, Obi said the election did not meet the necessary requirements and could not be adjudged credible.

The former Anambra State governor insisted that Nigerians were robbed of their true choice, adding that he would pursue justice through court and was ready to challenge the results till he prove his argument.

“The election that we just witnessed had been conducted and the results announced as programmed. It is a clear deviation from electoral rules and guidelines contrary to what we were promised.

“This election did not meet the minimum standard expected of a free, fair, transparent and credible election. It will go down as one of the most controversial elections ever conducted in Nigeria.

“The good and hardworking people of Nigeria have again been robbed by our supposed leaders whom they trusted,” he said.

“Let me reassure the good people of Nigeria that we will explore all legal and peaceful options to reclaim our mandate. We won the election and I will prove it to Nigerians,” Obi vowed.

The former governor said he believed the process through which people come into any position was important and there was a need for Nigeria to sanitise the process.

Obi said, “the process through which people come into the office is far more fundamental, more important than what they do (in office) thereafter.

“It is my belief that if you must answer your excellency, the process through which you arrive at to office must be excellent.

“We must now require that we do the right thing in order to generate the right confidence and moral authority to lead. As you know, the structure of society begins and gradually retrogresses when we act rascally and deliberately in the manipulation of rule of law and suppression of the will of the people.

He said he had challenged several election results and come out victorious and he would be approaching the court with the firm belief of getting justice.

“On this issue (presidential election) I am challenging the process. I will challenge this rascality for the future of the country.

“The court exists for this and they have asked me to go to court and I will be going to court,” the former governor said.

Quipped on if he is under pressure, he said no one can put him under pressure for challenging the rascality.

He said, “Please, be assured that this is not the end but the beginning of a journey for the birth of a new Nigeria.

“Datti and I remain absolutely undaunted and deeply committed to the project of a new Nigeria that will be built on honesty, transparency, fairness, justice, and equity. All the above starts with the process.”

He added, “We have to go through this darkness. The structure of criminality can’t go out overnight.

“All we need to show is commitment and resilience. I will be at the forefront and will work through this darkness until daybreak,” Obi vowed.

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Ayu Steps Down as PDP Chairman



The National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Iyorchia Ayu has stepped aside as the chairman of the party.

Ayu was replaced by the Deputy National Chairman, (North) Umar Iliya Damagum.

Damagum will assume office as the Acting National Chairman of the PDP, pending the determination of the case in court.

When asked about the party members’ reactions to the suspension and how the party planned to move forward, Damagum said, “As a party, we are prone to reconciliation. We will review it, we will have an NWC (National Working Committee) meeting tomorrow (Wednesday) and in that meeting we will discuss it, and there will be possible review of whatever is happening.”

It will be recalled that a Makurdi High Court presided over by Justice Wilfred Igba Kpochi on Monday order Ayu to stop parading himself as the National Chairman of the Party pending the determination of issues before the court regarding his leadership.

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Imo LP Gubernatorial Aspirant, Anumudu Dies in ‘Mysterious’ Circumstances



A frontline Labour Party(LP) governorship aspirant in Imo State,Chief Humphrey Anumudu has been reported dead im ‘mysterious’ circumstances.

Sources close to the family disclosed that Anumudu, a native of Mbieri in Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo state died last night at his residence in Lagos State.

The deceased, a younger brother to the pioneer CEO of Globe Motors,Willy Anumudu was said to have passed on last night(Friday) in what the family source described as a “mystery”.

Anumudu recently procured the Labour Party’s governorship interest form at Abuja, and is said to be among the favorites to win the party’s primary slated for early next month.

Described as an astute politician, legal luminary and a good ambassador of the State, the late Anumudu has contested for the Governorship election in the past on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance(APGA).

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Alex Otti of Labour Party Wins Abia Governorship



After a whole lot of drama that attended conduct of the gubernatorial election in Abia State, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has finally declared Alex Otti of the Labour Party the Governor-elect.

Otti garnered 175,467 votes to defeat his closest rival, Okey Ahiwe of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who scored 88,529 votes.

More details later…

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