Peter Obi, the Labour Party Presidential candidate in the February 14 Presidential elections, has urged Nigerians to remain calm, peaceful and law-abiding even as APC’s Bola Tinubu is sworn in as president on Monday, saying that Tinubu’s inauguration is not the last chapter.
The former governor said a peaceful and quiet Nigeria is needed where the government will concentrate on caring for the sufferings of the people.
Ahead of Monday’s swearing-in of the President-Elect, Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the last election, Peter Obi, has urged his supporters and citizens, in general, to remain calm and law-abiding, as only the court of law will decide the actual winner of the poll in due course.
Obi who spoke on the sidelines of an event in Kaduna State, stated that the unity, peace and security of the country is paramount than any other interest, and as such, he called on all citizens to be law-abiding and work for the progress and development of the country.
“We must continue to live on the path of peace, religious harmony, ethnic harmony, and coexistence, that is the most important thing for now.
“Let’s have a peaceful, quiet Nigeria where government will concentrate on caring for the sufferings of the people,” the LP flagbearer stated.
Meanwhile, Peter Obi, the flag-bearer of the Labour Party (LP), has said he would not be deterred by the inauguration of Nigeria’s President-elect, Bola Tinubu.
Tinubu is expected to be sworn in as Commander-in-Chief and the 6th democratically elected President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, on Monday, May 29.
Obi said this while fielding questions on a Twitter space monitored on Sunday. He said he is currently in Court to challenge the process that produced Tinubu as winner of the February 25 presidential poll.
While noting that there are questions and issues with the last election, Obi, however, said citizens must have to live peacefully and be able to work and concentrate on facing the issues of Nigeria which is insecurity, poverty, education and other very important aspects of the nation’s existence.
Accompanied by his running mate, Senator Datti Baba-Ahmed, the Labour Party Presidential candidate also tasked the incoming administrations at all levels to deal with issues of high youth unemployment, poverty and insecurity, especially in the Northern region, adding that such critical areas must be addressed by elected leaders if the country must achieve progress and development.
Peter Obi on Twitter Spaces said he would not back down in the fight to secure his mandate.
Obi said, “What we have done in the past one year is not the end.
“It is not the beginning or the last chapter. I assure you, what will happen tomorrow (Tinubu’s inauguration) will strengthen me and not dampen me,” he said.