The Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has announced that he will halt his whistle-stop campaign for the party’s governorship and state assembly candidates today, March 8, due to the refusal of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to allow them to inspect the materials (including BVAS) from the February 25 presidential elections.
A Court of Appeal gave the Labour Party and the Peoples Democratic Party access to inspect sensitive information used by INEC in the presidential election.
Obi stated in Twitter that he will accompany his lawyers to court on the issue. In addition, he asked his fans to vote for all Labour candidates in the upcoming election.
The tweet stated:
“I am expected to launch our whistle-stop campaign for our various Labour Party Governorship and State Assembly Candidates today. My vacation was supposed to take me to Nasarawa, Lagos, Enugu, Abia, Delta, Edo, Rivers, Plateau, Borno, and other places.
“But, following INEC’s refusal to allow our party to inspect the documents (including BVAS) from the 25th February presidential elections, I am personally travelling to the Court today with our lawyers,” Peter Obi claims.
“While we seek due process and defer to the rule of law, I urge all OBIdients in the various states to continue campaigning for our candidates, notably Gbadebo Rhodes Vivour in Lagos, Chijoke Edeoga in Enugu, Patrick Dakum in Plateau, and Alex Otti in Plateau.” To name a few, Abia’s Ken Pela, Delta’s Ken Pela, and Borno’s Ibrahim Mshelia. Obedients must also vote for candidates who have Competence, Character, Capacity, and Compassion. I am still devoted and will devote more time to our mission of reclaiming our mandate. A new Nigeria is conceivable! -PO”