The candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the February 25 presidential election, Peter Obi has retracted his acknowlegement of Bola Tinubu as Nigeria president.
Obi contested and lost the 2023 to Tinubu who was declared winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)….CONTINUE READING
The ex-Anambra State governor along with former vice president Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) are challenging Tinubu’s victory in court. Both contestants who came third and second respectively claim that they won the election and want Tinubu removed by the court.
Since Tinubu’s swearing in on Monday, May 29, 2023 when he succeeded former President Muhammadu Buhari, neither Obi or Atiku has addressed Tinubu as president. But Obi did on Friday.
Hundereds of his supporters and political dignitaries, including Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu were on the ground to give him a state welcome.
However, the visit became a major point of criticism for the president after a long motorcade accompanied him to his new private residence. Multiple SUVs were seen speeding ahead and behind Tinubu’s car.
Amid a wave of critisms and defence from Tinubu’s supporters, Obi said “sacrifices for a better Nigeria must start from the leaders at all levels of government.”
The Labour party candidate in the initial tweet said he is yet to see the video “allegedly showing Mr President with about a 120-car convoy.”
Hours after his comment, Obi deleted the tweet and replaced with another that does not address Tinubu as president.
“We cannot continue to preach for the people to sacrifice without sacrificing too,” Obi said in a later tweet. “The sacrifices must now start from the leaders visibly, and measurably at all times because the people are suffering. We must now be at the forefront of addressing the suffering…..CONTINUE READING