The presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the February 25 general elections, Peter Obi, has suspended plans to commence campaigns for the governorship and House of Assembly candidates of his party.
Obi, who was billed to commence campaigns for the March 11 election on Wednesday, has suspended it because of a new development from the Independent National Electoral Commission.
The former Anambra governor said INEC has refused to allow LP to inspect the election materials, including the Biometrical Voter Accreditation System, hence, the need to suspend every other engagement and go to court again.
In a message shared via his Twitter handle on Wednesday morning, Peter Obi said:
“I am supposed to commence our whistle-stop campaign for our various Labour Party Governorship and State Assembly Candidates today. Initially, my trip was to take me to Nasarawa, Lagos, Enugu, Abia, Delta, Edo, Rivers, Plateau, Borno, etc.
“However, following INEC’s refusal to allow our party to inspect the materials (including BVAS) from the 25th February presidential elections, am personally heading to the Court today with our lawyers.
“As we pursue due process and defer to the rule of law, I urge all the OBIdients in the various states to continue campaigning for our candidates, namely, Gbadebo Rhodes Vivour in Lagos, Chijoke Edeoga in Enugu, Patrick Dakum in Plateau, Alex Otti in Abia, Ken Pela in Delta.
“Ibrahim Mshelia in Borno, to name just a few. It is also imperative that Obidients vote for candidates with Competence, Character, Capacity, and Compassion. I remain committed and will give more attention to our mission of retrieving our mandate A new Nigeria is possible!”
The LP candidates in 27 out of the 28 states where the governorship election is going to hold on March 11 would be on the public’s radar to see if the February 25 election competition would be replicated.