The Labour Party (LP), whose Presidential candidate, Peter Obi emerged third in the Saturday Presidential election conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has vowed to fight injustice perpetrated againt Nigerian through all legal and peaceful means.
Speaking to newsmen today, March 1 in Abuja, the Vice Presidential candidate of the party, Datti Baba-Ahmed, said that LP is planning to challenge the victory of the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who is now President-elect.
“It is our position that the purported result didn’t meet the minimum criteria of a transparent, free and fair election in addition to the most condemnable attacks, voter intimidation and suppression.
“Please be assured of our determination to fight the injustice that has been perpetuated on Nigerians through all legal and peaceful means.
“We implore you all to please remain peaceful and calm as our fight and determination for a new Nigeria is just beginning. We equally encourage you all to continue with the campaigns and vote massively for the Labour Party in the forthcoming governorship and state House of Assembly elections on 11 March. Our Principal, Mr Peter Obi, will in due course, speak to you and indeed the nation.
“We also ask Nigerians to continue to exercise their civic duties in the upcoming elections. I have said that democracy belongs to the people who can practice it. The only language we know is peace. If Nigerians are going to achieve peace through peaceful protests, so be it.”