‘We Won This Election…Will Reclaim Our Mandate’ – Obi Breaks Silence On Presidential Poll.
The presidential and vice-presidential candidates of the Labour Party — Peter Obi and Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed — have broken the silence of the outcome of the February 25, 2023 presidential election which the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared was won by Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Speaking on behalf of Obi during a press conference held hours after Tinubu’s declaration, Baba-Ahmed said the Labour Party won the presidential election and would reclaim its mandate in due course.
“Our movement is less than eight months old and we won elections in the Federal Republic of Nigeria, where they had an eight-year concurrent government.
“As far as we are concerned, we won this. They refused to upload the results, they refused to refer to the IReV. Just for them to defeat us, it took a serving government and constitutional breach to defeat Peter Obi and my humble self. I tell you we are winners,” said Baba-Ahmed.
Asked how Obi is taking Tinubu’s declaration as president, the LP vice-presidential candidate said “He (Obi) is better than what one could ever imagine, he’s cheerful, he’s hearty, he’s healthy, he’s strong, and what is more? He and I are even believing in Nigeria and the Nigerian people”