The presidential candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi, has stated that he won’t be attending the inauguration of the president-elect, Bola Tinubu on Monday.
Obi, who spoke through his aide, Tai Obasi, also stated that he has no plan to lead a demonstration against the swearing-in of Tinubu.
He stated this following rumours that the former governor of Anambra State and his Obidient movement might protest near Eagle Square in opposition to the Federal Government’s insistence on holding the President-elect’s inauguration.
Obasi said, “I don’t know where that report is coming from. We don’t know anything about it or who are behind the proposed protest. But I can categorically tell you that my principal is not aware of anything.
“He is Obi and his followers are Obidient. I agree that on some occasion, they may act on their own, no matter how you tell them to keep calm. These guys are angry. They are not happy about how everything was manipulated against Obi who has given them so much hope. They followed him and waited for him all the way.”
Asked if Obi will be attending Tinubu’s inauguration following reports that political parties and their presidential candidates were sent individual invitation, Obi’s aide said, “My principal is a very humble and reasonable man who is always looking for peace and unity of the country at all costs. But it will be extremely weird for him to attend a ceremony of a man whose election victory he is challenging in court.
“My principal cannot act that weird and unreasonable. I can’t confirm if he receives an invitation to the swearing-in ceremony. But I am telling you that you can’t see him there.”