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BREAKING: Tinubu: Wait for outcome of election tribunal before you confer legitimacy – Obi tells US

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Peter Obi, presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 elections has queried the United States, US, for the telephone conversation between Antony Blinken, US secretary of state, and Bola Tinubu, president-elect, saying the purpose of the call was unclear.

In a series of tweets on Friday, Obi said the US should wait for the presidential election tribunal to pass its judgment before it can be sure if Tinubu’s election was a legitimate one.

Blinken had called Tinubu on Tuesday and pledged to strengthen the relations between the US and Nigeria.

“There is still a lack of clarity on the basis of the U.S. Secretary of State, Antony J. Blinken’s call to APC’s presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu on 16th May 2023. The most fundamental tenet and core value of democracy is the rule of law,” Obi tweeted.

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