The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, has revealed that he confronted the All Progressives Congress (APC), asking the ruling party why they did not field Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as the presidential candidate for the 2023 elections.
According to the LP flagbearer, he confronted the party, stating that such a candidate is what the APC should put forward if indeed they have the nation’s interest at heart.
Obi stated this on Tuesday when he stopped by Dele Momodu’s London home to celebrate the Ovation Magazine publisher’s 63rd birthday.
“I’m interested to see Nigeria work; I don’t hide it; any day, anytime.
“I even confronted APC, asking why you didn’t bring Osinbajo; let’s have the place working for everybody so that we have people who want to work for the country and are healthy and good,” Obi disclosed.
He further told those present that the person the APC has brought out (Tinubu) might have been a great candidate 20 years ago, adding, however, that the country at this hour needs someone who can work around the clock.
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Recall that Obi had filed a petition to challenge the victory of APC’s Bola Tinubu as announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Obi, who came third in the election, filed his petition to challenge the outcome of the poll at the Presidential Election Petition Court in Abuja around midnight on Tuesday, March 21, 2023.
He alleged that the election was characterized by various irregularities, including the non-qualification of Tinubu and his running mate, Kashim Shettima, to contest the election.
He also alleged that Tinubu failed to win the majority of the lawful votes cast in the election, just as he could not secure one-quarter of the lawful votes cast in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Obi also challenged the fact that the election was conducted in substantial non-compliance with the provisions of the law.
Following the resumption of the sitting today, the court has adjourned to Friday, May 19, 2023, the pre-hearing of Obi’s petition against Tinubu.
The court headed by Justice Haruna Tsammani fixed the date following the failure of parties in the petition to agree on documents, among other reasons.
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