2023 Presidency: Peter Obi Finally Reveals What He Will Do After Losing to Tinubu
- Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate Peter Obi is not convinced that he lost to the APC's Bola Tinubu in the 2023 presidential election
- Obi, who spoke through his running mate, Senator Datti Baba-Ahmed, vowed to contest the defeat in court
- The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officially declared Tinubu as the winner of Nigeria's 2023 presidential election on Wednesday, March 1
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FCT, Abuja - The Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has said he will seek redress in court.
Obi spoke after the declaration of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the president-elect.
We’ll contest defeat through legal means, says Peter Obi
Reacting to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declaration, Obi said he would challenge Tinubu’s victory through lawful and peaceful means.
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He said this on Wednesday, March 1, in Abuja at a press conference addressed by his running mate, Senator Datti Baba-Ahmed.
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“On behalf of our presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi, I address you all and indeed all Nigerians on the current situation in the country following the announcement of the purported result of the presidential election held on Saturday, February 25th 2023.
“Please be assured of our determination to fight the injustice that has been perpetrated on Nigerians through all legal and peaceful means. It is our position that the purported result did not meet the minimum criteria of a transparent, free and fair election,” Baba-Ahmed said.
He, however, thanked Nigerians for their belief in them and for coming out en masse to vote for the Labour Party and a cause they believed in, which he said was the birth of a new Nigeria.
INEC declares APC’s Bola Tinubu winner of Nigeria 2023 Presidential Election
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officially declared APC's Tinubu as the winner of Nigeria's 2023 Presidential Election.
Professor Mahmood Yakubu, the chairman of INEC, declared Tinubu, a former Lagos governor, the winner of the keenly contested election in the early hours of Wednesday, March 1, in Abuja.
He announced that Tinubu polled 8,794,726 to defeat his closest rivals, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), scoring 6,984,520 and Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP), who scored 6,101,533.