The flagbearer of the Labour Party (LP) in the just-concluded presidential election, Peter Obi, has sent a message of hope and love to the victims of electoral violence.
Speaking at a press conference on Thursday in Abuja, the former Governor of Lagos State commiserated with Nigerians who suffered attacks during the February 25 presidential election.
The LP standard bearer and LP chieftains at the event observed a one-minute silence for all injured and deceased victims of the election.
Obi thanked his youthful followers known as ‘Obidients’ for their massive support and urged them not to be deterred by the outcome of the polls.
He, however, said a new Nigeria is possible and promised to challenge the “electoral rascality”, saying that it is a shame that Nigeria cannot conduct free and fair elections 63 years after independence.
Present at the event includes the party’s National Chairman, Julius Abure; the Director General of the Obi/Datti Presidential Campaign Council, Akin Osuntokun, and other party leaders.
Peter Obi Urges Nigerians To Vote For Labour Party Candidates On March 11
The LP flagbearer has urged Nigerians to come out and vote in the March 11 governorship and state houses of assembly elections.
Obi made this call at the headquarters of the Labour Party in Abuja on Thursday in his first international press conference after Saturday’s presidential and national assembly elections.
Naija News recalls that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress as the winner of Saturday’s presidential election amidst agitations from opposition parties against the process and outcome of the election.
Due to how fraudulent the process is said to be, most supporters of the opposition parties especially LP supporters are said to have lost faith in the electoral process.
When asked what his message was for the dispirited segment of LP’s supporters, Peter Obi urged them to come out on March 11 to vote for the candidates of LP.