Tension over alleged move to arrest Peter Obi, running mate

Tension has continued to build up across the country, particularly among the supporters of presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, Mr Peter Obi over purported plans by the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, to get him arrested.

The alleged move was sequel to the activities of the former Anambra Governor, his running mate, Datti Ahmed and their supporters after losing the February 25 presidential poll.

Recall that Peter Obi, his party and supporters, popularly known as Obidients, rejected the outcome of the just concluded presidential poll that produced Bola Tinubu of APC as president-elect.

DAILY POST reports that Obi, who through his campaigns late 2022, galvanised many young and first-time voters, came third in the presidential poll, behind the winner, Bola Tinubu of the ruling party and main opposition Peoples Democratic Party’s Atiku Abubakar.

Obi and Atiku who vowed to seek redress in court to overturn Tinubu’s victory after alleging that the electoral umpire was compromised to manipulate the results of the elections, had in several outings, called for the cancellation of the results.

Obi on March 2, while addressing a world press conference in Abuja, alleged that the election was programmed to deliver a predetermined outcome.

Obi also said the election did not meet the necessary requirements and could not be adjudged credible, insisting that there is evidence signalling his victory.

According to Obi, the election that brought Tinubu was not excellent, stating that the former Lagos governor does not deserve the excellency title.

Similarly, Obi’s running mate, Datti on Wednesday insisted that Tinubu cannot be sworn in as president of the country.

Datti declared during an interview with Arise Television that swearing in Tinubu would be “as good as swearing in a military regime”.

According to the vice presidential candidate, there was a constitutional breach during the presidential poll that produced Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as president-elect.

Credit: dailypost.ng


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