Peter Obi Cancels All Guber Campaign Trips, Announces Plan to Appear in Court On Wednesday, March 8
- Peter Obi has announced that he will personally be in court today with his lawyers for the 2023 presidential election tribunal ruling
- The court is expected to rule on the request by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to reconfigure the BVAS
- Obi also announced the cancellation of his previous plans to travel to various states for the continuation of the 2023 governorship election campaign
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The 2023 presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has announced the cancellation of all his governorship campaign trips to various states across the country.
In a series of tweets on Wednesday, March 8, Obi said he was supposed to commence the party's whistle-stop campaign for the governorship and state House of Assembly elections.
The former governor of Anambra state said his initial itinerary was supposed to take him to Nasarawa, Lagos, Enugu, Abia, Delta, Edo, Rivers, Plateau, and Borno states, but that has been cancelled as he plans to head to court for the ruling on the request by the Independent National Electoral Commission to reconfigure the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS).
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"I am supposed to commence our whistle-stop campaign for our various Labour Party Governorship and State Assembly Candidates today. Initially, my trip was to take me to Nasarawa, Lagos, Enugu, Abia, Delta, Edo, Rivers, Plateau, Borno, etc.
Obidients encouraged to continue state-level campaigns
Obi also encouraged all Obidients (supporters of Peter Obi's presidential bid) and members of the Labour Party across states of the country to continue campaigning for governorship candidates of the party as they pursue due process and defer to the rule of law.
"As we pursue due process and defer to the rule of law, I urge all the OBIdients in the various states to continue campaigning for our candidates, namely, Gbadebo Rhodes Vivour in Lagos, Chijoke Edeoga in Enugu, Patrick Dakum in Plateau, Alex Otti in Abia, Ken Pela in Delta.
"Ibrahim Mshelia in Borno, to name just a few. It is also imperative that Obidients vote for candidates with Competence, Character, Capacity, and Compassion.
"I remain committed and will give more attention to our mission of retrieving our mandate. A new Nigeria is possible!"
INEC makes strong move as Peter Obi, Atiku head to court
The 2023 presidential election tribunal had earlier been urged to vary the inspection request granted to Peter Obi and Atiku Abubakar of the labour Party and the Peoples Democratic Party.
The call was made to the tribunal by the Independent National Electoral Commission on Saturday, March 4.
INEC said the commission would require to re-configure the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System used for the presidential and National Assembly elections for the next round of elections.
Peter Obi, Atiku table crucial requests before court as they seek to unseat Tinubu
Bola Tinubu's victory in the just concluded 2023 presidential election is about to be challenged in court.
This is as two presidential candidates in the poll, Atiku Abubakar of the PDP and Peter Obi of the Labour Party, initiated the first step of the legal battle.
The two flagbearers asked the Presidential Election Court (PEC) to allow them to inspect the materials used for the poll.