The Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi has declared that opposition parties are behind an alleged planned protest to ground Nigeria over the outcome of the 2023 presidential polls.
Obi in a series of tweets on Friday said the opposition is only trying to make it look like his supporters, popularly called obidients are responsible for the planned protest.
According to him, opposition parties are the ones responsible for trending the hashtags about ending Nigeria and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The former Anambra State Governor insisted that despite his disagreement with the outcome of the 2023 presidential election, he has made it clear he won’t resort to violence but would reclaim the stolen mandate via the courts and due process.
The LP candidate assured that his primary and priority option is how to retrieve his mandate through due process.
He wrote: “My attention has been drawn to social media postings suggesting that a nation-wide groundswell “#ENDINEC”, “#ENDNigeria” Protest is being planned by the Obidients. We are aware that those postings are being orchestrated by the Opposition.
“My position is clear: Without prejudice to constitutional dictates on freedom of speech and freedom of assembly, I have publicly stated that in the matter of reclaiming our stolen mandate, we shall do so robustly, via the Courts and Due Process.
“Regardless of the misgivings many may have about our Judiciary, we must strive to build strong and resilient institutions, of which the Judiciary is one. As a firm believer in the separation of powers between the three arms of government,
“I am conscious that every so often, the Judiciary is called upon to vindicate itself on epochal national public-interest issues. The matter presently before the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) is one such litmus test case.
“Therefore, we are committed to pursuing Due Process in an unfettered manner. That is our primary and priority option. -PO”
This article was originally published on Naija News
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Author: Oladipo Abiola