The Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Mr. Peter Obi, has said that he has no grudges with the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, regarding his declaration as President-elect.
Obi stated this while speaking in an interwiew on Arise TV on Monday, March 14, 2023.
His words: “I have no issues with Tinubu. He is somebody I have so much respect for as a brother and regard as a father.
“I am only challenging the process through which INEC declared him as the President-elect. I have no issues with his declaration as the President-elect.”
Obi appealed to the electoral body to rise up to the responsibility of helping Nigeria build a viable global image.
“We are committed to a new Nigeria. We must do everything that is right.
“We need to build strong democratic institutions that will teach people what their job requires and what government is all about,” he said.
He also expressed concern about the widespread reports of voter intimidation, ballot box snatching and other forms of electoral malpractice that took place during the election.
Obi called on INEC and other stakeholders to address these issues and ensure that future elections in Nigeria are conducted in a truly democratic and transparent manner.
He added that he has faith in the ability of Nigerians to hold their leaders accountable and demand the kind of change that will move the country forward.