2023 Presidency: "What I Want Obidients To Do as I Step into Court", Peter Obi Speaks
- Ahead of court proceedings scheduled for Wednesday, March 8, Peter Obi of the Labour Party has sent a crucial message to Obidients
- Obi called on his supporters throughout Nigeria to be peaceful and civil as he steps into court
- The prominent southeast politician categorically reminded his supporters that the court is not a venue for campaign rally
The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, has dropped what might come across to some as a last-minute message to his supporters in Nigeria before he begins his court battle to prove that he won the poll.
Via Twitter on Wednesday, March 8, Obi called on Obidients throughout Nigeria to respect the sanctity of the court and maintain peace.
Obi admonished his supporters that the courthouse is not a rally ground, adding that they should go about their daily businesses peacefully.
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"As we go about seeking redress for our stolen mandate, I plead with OBIdients to respect the sanctity of the court premises and give our legal team the space and peaceful environment to carry out their duties.
"The court premises is not and should not be turned into a rally ground. I urge the Obidients to go about their businesses peacefully."
2023 presidency: Battle line drawn as Tinubu makes smart move against Peter Obi
President-elect Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has put together a legal team to challenge the results of his strongest rivals in the last presidential election, Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi, in court.
Tinubu said he would also file a cross-petition against Obi, alleging that the Labour Party's candidate rigged the election which gave him 6.1 million votes.
This decision was made known by the chief spokesperson of the Tinubu-Shettima Presidential Campaign Council, Festus Keyamo, during a media conference in Abuja on Friday, March 3.
2023 presidency: "I won and I'll prove it", Peter Obi speaks to Nigerians
Obi addressed Nigerians on the conduct and results of the poll.
After observing a minute silence for victims of violence across the country during Saturday, February 25, presidential and National Assembly elections, Obi made it clear that it was his first time to address the media directly or indirectly after taking part in the voting exercise in Anambra.