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2023 polls: Peter Obi will retrieve mandate, says Ohanaeze

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The Ohanaeze Ndigbo has expressed optimism that the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, would reclaim his mandate in court.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), declared Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of the presidential election held last Saturday.

Following his defeat, the LP presidential candidate, Peter Obi approach the election tribunal to challenge the victory of Tinubu.

Speaking with newsmen, the National Publicity Secretary of organization, Dr. Alex Ogbonnia, stressed that Ohanaeze is prepared to go the full length with Peter Obi in his quest to retrieve the mandate freely given to him, by Nigerians at the February 25 election.

According to him, , Nigerians from across the country, believed in the LP candidate’s message and mantra that a new Nigeria is possible, hence, their overwhelming support for the Obi-Datti ticket.

He applauded the citizens of South-East for coming out to vote massively for the Labour Party candidate despite intimidation and harassment.

His words, “I’m happy Nigeria is moving away from political apathy to a participant political culture. It is a plus, because in the third world that participation has been a problem and you can see they participated actively. They couldn’t be suppressed or intimidated. They rather defied all the threats from all the external forces and came even under sunshine and rain. They stood strongly and expressed their wish through their votes. We were impressed because in the past, they did not have confidence in the electoral system and to that extent, there is this political apathy. But they came out fully and voted.”

Dr. Ogbonnia highlighted that Peter Obi is a meticulous person whose personal conviction might not be called to question, indicating that the former Anambra governor would emerge victorious at the end of the day.

According to him,: “I have confidence in that because when he was deprived of his victory sometime in Anambra State, he struggled and assured people that he would recover it, later on, he recovered that mandate. The same way, it is like history repeating itself.

“Anybody who has known Peter Obi will know that he is always sure of whatever he is doing. He is conscious of whatever position or decision he is taking. He is not a man of frivolities or a man who takes decisions anyhow. He takes a thorough review of his decisions before making it public.

“In fact, I would rather say that Ohanaeze Ndigbo endorses the speech by Peter Obi in pursuing this case and to make sure that we follow it to its logical conclusion and we are very confident that he will win by the special grace of God.”

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