As the standard bearer for the Labor Party (LP) in Nigeria’s just-concluded presidential election, Peter Obi expressed sympathy for the victims of election violence after the Feb. 25 polls.
He also said “a new Nigeria is possible”, while blaming Nigeria for failing to hold free and fair elections 63 years after independence and promising to challenge “electoral rogue behaviour”.
“We will explore all legal and peaceful options to take back our mandate. We won the election and we will prove it to Nigerians,” Obi told a news conference in Abuja on Thursday.
Just as the briefing began, Obi observed a minute’s silence in honor of all the injured and dead victims of the February 25 poll.
Also present at the briefing was the party’s national chairman, Julius Abure; and Akin Osuntokun, director general of Obi’s presidential campaign.
He thanked his young followers, dubbed “Obidients,” urging them not to be intimidated by the poll’s results.
online forum Report announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Bola Tinubu, winner of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the February 25 presidential election.
The former Lagos state governor defeated his closest rivals and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidates Atiku Abubakar with 6,984,520 votes and Labor’s Peter Obi with 6,101,533 votes, by a total of 8,794,726 votes.
New Nigerian People’s Party (NNPP) presidential candidate Rabiu Kwankwaso came in fourth with 1,496,687 votes.
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