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Peter Obi Cancels Guber Campaign Trips, Heads To Court To Fight For ‘Stolen Mandate’



The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi has canceled his planned campaign trip for governorship and state assembly candidates of the party.

Peter Obi Cancels Guber Campaign Trips, Heads To Court To Fight For 'Stolen Mandate'

In a post shared on his Twitter page, Obi said he had initially made plans to commence a “whistle-stop campaign” for the various candidates of his party who would be contesting in the governorship and state assembly elections slated for March 11.

The LP candidate, however, said he will be heading to court with his lawyers following the refusal of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to allow the party to inspect materials used during the presidential election.

Obi said despite his inability to campaign for LP candidates, his supporters popularly known as ‘Obidients’ should endeavour to vote for them on Saturday.

He said, “I am supposed to commence our whistle-stop campaign for our various Labour Party Governorship and State Assembly Candidates today.

“Initially, my trip was to take me to Nasarawa, Lagos, Enugu, Abia, Delta, Edo, Rivers, Plateau, Borno, etc.

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“However, following INEC’s refusal to allow our party to inspect the materials (including BVAS) from the 25th February presidential elections, I am personally heading to the Court today with our lawyers.

“As we pursue due process and defer to the rule of law, I urge all the OBIdients in the various states to continue campaigning for our candidates, namely, Gbadebo Rhodes Vivour in Lagos, Chijoke Edeoga in Enugu, Patrick Dakum in Plateau, Alex Otti in Abia, Ken Pela in Delta, Ibrahim Mshelia in Borno, to name just a few.”

Peter Obi further called on ‘Obidients’ to vote for candidates with competence, character, capacity, and compassion, stressing that he remains committed to the “mission of retrieving our mandate”.

KanyiDaily recalls that the court of appeal had granted leave to Peter Obi to have access to all the sensitive materials used by INEC, but the commission is seeking to modify the order, saying the bimodal voter accreditation system (BVAS) needs to be reprogrammed ahead of March 11.

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