The Labour Party presidential candidate in last Saturday’s presidential election, Peter Obi, says that he won the election and that he will prove to Nigerians that he won.
On Wednesday, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Bola Tinubu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as the winner of the presidential poll.
Tinubu secured 8,794,726 votes while Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had the second-highest figure with 6,984,52 and Obi polled 6,101,533 votes.
Addressing a world press conference in Abuja, the former governor said that Nigerians were robbed of their true choice.
He insisted that he would pursue justice through court and was ready to challenge the results till he prove his argument.
“The good people of Nigeria have again been robbed. However, I appeal to Nigerians to remain peaceful and law-abiding.
“This is not the end but a beginning… We will explore all legal and peaceful options to reclaim our mandate. We won the election and we will prove it to Nigerians.”
“This election will go down as one of the most controversial elections ever conducted in Nigeria,” he said.
“Labour Party won the election and I will prove it,” Obi vowed.
He added, “I will challenge this rascality for the country’s future”.
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 sanitize the process.
“On this issue (presidential election) I am challenging the process,” Obi said.
He said he had challenged several election results and come out victorious and would be approaching the court with the firm belief of getting justice.
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