Peter Obi, presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) has asked his supporters popularly known as ‘Obidients’ and all Nigerians peaceful and law abiding even as Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is sworn-in as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The LP flagbearer said it is time to re-examine all assumptions, even as he and his party reaffirm their hopes and that of Nigerians.
There we reports that some of his supporters and and aggrieved members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were planning to stage protests ahead of the inauguration as to register their displeasure with the election that produced Tinubu as president. In a bid to tackle the attempts, Obi made the comments via his social media handle.
Mr Obi said in a post on Monday that for all Nigerians, this is a time for deep reflection considering the situation in the country and looking at the fact that the matters from the polls are still before the courts.
He said “We stand at that critical moment in time when, as a people, we must collectively come to grips with the reality of our injured destiny as well as the reasons for that injury. It is for us to reassess our plight as a young democracy and identify clear pathways to a better and greater future for us all.”
He added that it is also a time to re-examine all assumptions, as he and his party reaffirm their hopes and that of Nigerians in pursuit of the mandate.
“As we await the verdict of the election tribunal, I urge all Nigerians to use this opportunity to renew their commitment to the Nigerian ideal. That ideal remains noble and worth every sacrifice we can make”, Obi says.
Obi further expressed his positivism on the judicial process saying its part of the democratic enterprise and a critical governance tool. He urged everyone to treat it with the respect and dignity it deserves.
He says that he expects that the Nigerian judiciary will use the election cases now before it to reaffirm its independence and integrity for the sake of Nigerians and itself.
The former governor of Anambra says he remains committed, and untiring, in his determination to work with like-minded fellow Nigerians to end the curse of missed opportunities and squandered hope that has become our lot here.
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