– Peter Obi urges Nigerians to vote for the PDP in the March 9 election despite the outcome of the February 23 presidential
– Obi, who is the vice presidential candidate PDP in the 2019 general elections, assures supporters that the party would challenge the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari as the winner of the presidential election in court
– The politician commends young Nigerians who participated in the nation’s elections for the first time
Peter Obi, vice presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections, has has expressed the confidence that his party will get justice when it challenges the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari as the winner of the February 23 presidential election in court.
Obi made the statement during a news conference in his Onitsha residence on Monday, March 4, where he called on Nigerians to massively vote candidates of PDP in the March 9 elections.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
He said in spite of the outcome of the February 23 presidential and national assembly elections, supporters of PDP should be emboldened and come out on March 9 to vote in PDP candidates.
Obi used the medium to assure PDP supporters that the party would challenge the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari as the winner of the February 23 presidential election in court.
”I believe in the rule of law and the court, and I know justice will be done on our matter when we finish filling our matter,” he said.
Obi condemned killings that characterised February 23 elections and condoled families of those who lost their wards in the process.
He commended young Nigerians who participated in the nation’s elections for the first time.
Obi condemned what he tagged intimidation of some Nigerians who wanted to vote in their areas of residence.
”Those deterring others from participating in the electoral process in places where they live and do business are trying to start what they cannot finish,” he said.
Meanwhile, twelve presidential candidates in the February 23 presidential election on Monday, March 4, in Abuja, congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on his re-election.
Acting under the aegis of Forum of Presidential Candidates and Political Parties for Good Governance, the group said at a news conference in Abuja, that the victory was deserved.
Chairman of the forum, Shittu Kabir, said “we are indeed not oblivious of the fact that only one candidate will emerge as president. ”Now that the candidate of the APC, President Buhari has been re-elected, we have no qualms accepting his victory.