The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi, has headed to the Court of Appeal because of Independent National Electoral Commission’s for refusing his Labour Party to inspect materials including the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System used for the February 25, 2023, Presidential election.
The LP Candidate urged his massive followers to adhere strictly to the rule of law and to avoid converting the courts to campaign grounds during the court process.
“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. – PO.” He tweeted
Obi explained that the decision to go to court prevented him from embarking on the trips to start off the whistle-stop campaign for the gubernatorial elections in Nasarawa, Lagos, Enugu, Abia, Delta, Edo, Rivers, Plateau, Borno.
He called on his supporters across the country to come out en masse to vote for the gubernatorial candidates of the LP in the March 11 gubernatorial elections.
“I am supposed to commence our whistle-stop campaign for our various Labour Party Governorship and State Assembly Candidates today. Initially, my trip was to take me to Nasarawa, Lagos, Enugu, Abia, Delta, Edo, Rivers, Plateau, and Borno, among others.
“However, following INEC’s refusal to allow our party to inspect the materials (including BVAS) from the 25th February presidential elections, I am personally heading to the Court today with our lawyers.
“As we pursue due process and defer to the rule of law, I urge all the OBIdients in the various states to continue campaigning for our candidates, namely, Gbadebo Rhodes Vivour in Lagos, Chijoke Edeoga in Enugu, Patrick Dakum in Plateau, Alex Otti in Abia, Ken Pela in Delta,
“Ibrahim Mshelia in Borno, to name just a few. It is also imperative that Obidients vote for candidates with Competence, Character, Capacity, and Compassion. I remain committed and will give more attention to our mission of retrieving our mandate. A new Nigeria is possible! -PO”