Labor presidential candidate Peter Obi on Friday dismissed plans for protests against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over its alleged mishandling of last month’s presidential and parliamentary elections.
Obie reacted to the move on his Twitter account, insisting he would follow due process in his campaign against the election results.
However, the former Anambra state governor claimed the move was orchestrated by the opposition.
He wrote: “I have noticed posts on social media suggesting that the Obidients are planning a nationwide #ENDINEC, #ENDNigeria protest. We know these posts were orchestrated by the opposition.
“My position is clear: Without prejudice to the Constitution’s provisions on freedom of speech and assembly, I have publicly stated that when it comes to taking back our stolen mandate, we will do so firmly through the courts and due process .
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“While many may have misgivings about our judiciary, we must strive to build strong and resilient institutions, and the judiciary is one of those. Called to defend oneself on epochal issues of the national public interest. Issues currently before the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) are such a litmus test.
“Therefore, we are committed to pursuing due process in an unfettered manner. It is our main and priority.”
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