Obi Says Opposition Plans To Scuttle Case With Protests, Reiterates Court, Due Process
Mr Peter Obi, candidate of Labour Party in the 2023 Presidential Election has reiterated that he would pursue to reclaim his mandate through the court and due process.
Obi who was reacting to a planned nationwide protest codenamed#ENDINEC and “#ENDNigeria said the proposed strike was a handiwork of paid mischiefs.
He said though the protest was purportedly being planned by his supporters, the OBIdients, it was being championed by the opposition.
According to him, 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,” he said.
Obi said he was a firm believer in Nigeria’s judiciary and called on the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) to use the opportunity before it to redeem itself and the battered image of the judiciary.
According ti him, 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,” he said.