- Peter Obi has wept for Nigeria's democracy, arguing that the recent election was a step backwards rather than forward
- The Labour Party candidate in the recent presidential election said the process killed the morale of the youths who had invested their hopes in the newly introduced technology
- According to Obi, he is on the right course to reclaim his stolen mandate as he has challenged the outcome of the poll in court
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Peter Obi, the Labour Party candidate in the just concluded 2023 presidential election, has described the poll as the worst in the history of Nigeria.
According to The Tribune, Obi, while speaking on Channels Television on Thursday, March 16, said the election was a great setback in the country's democratic process.
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The former governor of Anambra maintained that the election was the worst in the country's history because of the hope and huge expenditure invested in technology as supported by the Electoral Law 2022
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According to him:
“Do you know what it means to spend over $1bn? So, there was so much that was promised, and then we went back to what it used to be. For me, that is very devastating.”
He said what played out during the electioneering process killed the morale of the youths who had earlier seen hope in the process but expressed optimism that he would get justice.
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Obi was the second runner-up in the February 25 presidential election that produced Bola Tinubu, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as the president-elect.
Obi has rejected the election outcome over the failure of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to upload the results on its result viewing portal as expected.
He has so far filed an appeal at the election tribunal and has been granted access to the electoral materials used during the poll by INEC.
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Legit.ng earlier reported that the founder of the Anap Business Jet Limited, Atedo Peterside, has said he would not congratulate Bola Tinubu, the president-elect until a court can justify that he won.
Peterside, whose foundation has predicted victory for Peter Obi, said what INEC did without uploading the results on its server was a slap on everybody's face.
The business mogul also commended Peter Obi and Atiku Abubakar of the PDP for challenging the poll's outcome in court.