The Labour Party presidential candidate in last Saturday’s presidential election, Peter Obi, says that he won the election and that he will prove to Nigerians that he won.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Wednesday, declared Bola Tinubu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as the winner of the presidential poll.
Tinubu secured 8,794,726 votes while Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had the second-highest figure with 6,984,52 and Obi polled 6,101,533 votes.
Addressing a world press conference in Abuja, the former governor said that Nigerians were robbed of their true choice.
He insisted that he would pursue justice through court and was ready to challenge the results till he prove his argument.
“The good people of Nigeria have again been robbed. However, I appeal to Nigerians to remain peaceful and law-abiding.
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“This is not the end but a beginning… We will explore all legal and peaceful options to reclaim our mandate. We won the election and we will prove it to Nigerians.”
“This election will go down as one of the most controversial elections ever conducted in Nigeria,” he said.
“Labour Party won the election and I will prove it,” Obi vowed.
He added, “I will challenge this rascality for the future of the country”.
The former governor said he believed the process through which people come into any position was important and there was a need for Nigeria to sanitise the process.
“On this issue (presidential election) I am challenging the process,” Obi said.
He said he had challenged several election results and come out victorious and he would be approaching the court with the firm belief of getting justice.
“The court exists for this and they have asked me to go to court and I will be going to court,” the former governor added.
Quipped on if he is under pressure, he said no one can put him under pressure for challenging the rascality.
“We have to go through this darkness. The structure of criminality can’t go out overnight.
“All we need to show is commitment and resilience. I will be at the forefront and will work through this darkness until daybreak,” Obi vowed.
He asked Obidients not to be discouraged, urging them to take part in the governorship elections fixed for March 11.
“We have elections coming on the 11th. We enjoin you to go out and vote,” he said.