Obi Didn’t Call For Postponement Of Presidential Inauguration – LP
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Obi Didn’t Call For Postponement Of Presidential Inauguration – LP

The Labour Party, LP, has debunked claims that its presidential candidate, Peter Obi, called for the postponement of the 29th of May inauguration ceremony for the swearing-in of the president-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

This was contained in a statement issued in Abuja by the party’s Acting National Publicity Secretary, Obiora Ifoh.

Recall that the Lamidi Apapa-led faction of LP said, “What Peter Obi is crying for is not supported by the law. A refusal to swear in Tinubu as President on May 29, will create a vacuum in the system, saying the law does not allow this.

The faction added that “Even Peter Obi once benefitted from the system of being sworn into office despite pending petitions filed against him before the tribunal by Andy Uba. The law has to be complied with, which is to swear in Tinubu as president, and if anybody wants to change the narrative, they will have to change the law.”

LP reacts to Apapa’s claim

Reacting to his claim in a statement Ifoh said, “In all Peter Obi’s public and private statements, he has never said or by implication, insinuated that the 29th of May celebration should be shifted. He is a Democrat and he is one person that believes so much in the judiciary as the last arbiter, and that is why he has resorted to the court to seek justice.”

Also, Ifoh said, “I had refused to join issues with the expelled former acting National Publicity Secretary of Labour Party, Abayomi Arabambi and the suspended Deputy National Chairman, Lamidi Apapa on their mischievous narratives of the ‘the 29th of May handover’ to INEC’s declared winner of the presidential election. The Labour Party actually does not want to comment on the matter which hearing has since commenced at the presidential appeal tribunal.”

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