- Peter Obi has insisted that he won the presidential election and intends to recover his mandate through the courts
- Speaking during an interactive forum with LP stakeholders in Anambra state, Obi said that the election was flawed and manipulated but that he had evidence to prove his victory
- The presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 Nigerian elections also praised party loyalists in the state and pledged his support for the LP's continued growth
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Awka, Anambra state - The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the February 25, 2023 elections, Peter Obi, has insisted that he won the presidential election and that he would reclaim the mandate through the court.
Legit.ng's regional reporter in Anambra, Mokwugwo Solomon, quoted Obi as making the claim on Sunday, April 30, in Awka, during a special interactive forum of the LP presidential candidate and Anambra state LP stakeholders centred on the way forward for the party.
"The voting process has come and gone, and we are in another crucial stage of the election process, which is challenging the outcome of the election.
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"Everybody - both Nigerians and non-Nigerians, are aware that the presidential election was greatly flawed and manipulated. We won the election; we have proofs that we won. That is what we want to prove in the court. I assure you of my readiness to go all the way, explore every available legal option to ensure that the party recovers its mandate.
"I have full trust in the judiciary. We did it before with the help of the judiciary, and I believe strongly that we can achieve it again. The evidence before the court is like the broad-day light, which can hardly be enveloped by darkness."
Peter Obi praises Labour Party loyalists
While thanking Anambra stakeholders of the party for their doggedness and commitment towards ensuring victory for the party at all levels during the general elections, Obi also praised voters and LP loyalists in the state for their great show of love and support.
He added that he would lend his support to ensure that LP would continue to thrive.
The meeting was attended by the senator-elect for Anambra Central, Chief Victor Umeh; former PDP governorship candidate in Anambra, Valentine Ozigbo; former commissioner for Economic Planning in Anambra state, Prof. Stella Okunna; members of the state executive council of the party, among others.
Lai Mohammed tells opposition parties to accept defeat
Meanwhile, in an earlier report by Legit.ng, the federal government asked opposition parties to stop their endless crying about the outcome of the 2023 presidential election.
Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, told Obi and Atiku Abubakar of the PDP to accept that they lost woefully.
He said they were defeated by Tinubu due to overconfidence and complacency. Mohammed added that Tinubu won the presidential election fair and square by clinching the majority of the votes.