Peter Obi, the presidential candidate for the Labour Party (LP), explained why he would be going to the Court of Appeal on Wednesday.
In response to the Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) rejection to let the LP inspect electoral materials used during the presidential election, Obi declared he would be going before the Appeal Court.
He revealed this while bemoaning his inability to travel the country supporting LP governorship hopefuls.
Obi finished third behind Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the winner, Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
After PDP candidate Atiku Abubakar and All Progressives Congress candidate Bola Tinubu, who won, Obi finished third.
Obi had gone to court after his defeat to protest his defeat and request permission to examine election-related papers.
As opposed to this, Obi stated in a series of tweets: “I am scheduled to start our nonstop campaign for our various Labour Party Governorship and State Assembly Candidates today. My original itinerary called for stops in Nasarawa, Lagos, Enugu, Abia, the Delta, Edo, the Rivers, the Plateau, Borno, etc.
“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, Chijioke Edeoga in Enugu, Patrick Dakum in Plateau, Alex Otti in Abia, Ken Pela in Delta,
“Ibrahim Mshelia in Borno is just one example. It is also vital that Obidients vote for candidates with Competency, Character, Capacity, and Compassion. I’m still committed, and I’ll focus more on our effort to get back our mandate. Nigeria’s rebirth is conceivable!