Peter Obi Cancels Labour Party Guber Campaign Trip, Heads to Court
Labour Party (LP) Presidential flag bearer, Peter Obi has cancelled his planned campaign trips in support of the party’s governorship candidates to attend court proceedings with his lawyers.
Obi who made this known on Wednesday morning via his verified Twitter handle said it is to give more attention to the mission of retrieving his mandate, urging supporters of the party to continue their campaigns.
He wrote: “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.
“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!”
In a separate message to his followers, the former Anambra State Governor called for calm and respect for the sanctity of the court premises.
“As we go about seeking redress for our stolen mandate, I plead with OBIdients to respect the sanctity of the Court premises and give our legal team the space and peaceful environment to carry out their duties.
“The Court Premises is not and should not be turned into a rally ground. I urge the Obidients to go about their businesses peacefully”, he advised.