The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Mr. Peter Obi has put on hold his planned whistle-stop campaign for Labour Party Candidates in the March 11 governorship and state assembly elections.
The former Anambra governor who made this known on his Twitter page said he made the decision as part of his move to embrace the litigation option for the disputed polls.
Obi said the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC refused to allow the Labour Party to inspect the materials used for the February 25 presidential polls and as such would join the LP lawyers to approach the courts.
He further called on members of the OBIdient movement to continue to canvass for Labour Party candidates across the country.
He further charged his supporters to vote for candidates with competence, character, capacity, and compassion.
The Gubernatorial and State House of Assembly polls will be held across the country except States like Osun, Ekiti, Ondo, Bayelsa, Kogi where the governorship elections won’t be holding due to a different electionb calendar.
Read his statement below:
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.
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.
It is also imperative that Obidients vote for candidates with Competence, Character, Capacity, and Compassion. I remain committed and will give more attention to our mission of retrieving our mandate. A new Nigeria is possible! -PO