The Apex Igbo sociocultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has vowed to leave no stone unturned for Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party to reclaim his mandate in court.
Recall Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress was declared winner by the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu in Saturday February 25 presidential election keenly contested by the three horse power, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, Peter Obu of the Labout Party and the All Progressive Congress Asiwaju BolaTinubu who garnered 8,805,420 votes and also won the elections in 12 states.
The National Publicity Secretary of Ohanaeze, Dr. Alex Ogbonnia, said the group is willing to go extra mile for Peter Obi in his bid to reclaim the mandate given to him by Nigerians in the February 25 election.
Ogbonnia, said Nigerians believed in the LP candidate’s message that a new Nigeria was possible, which made them to massively vote for Obi-candidacy. Datti’s
He also praised the people of the South-East for voting in large numbers for the Labour Party candidate despite intimidation.
According to him, “I’m happy Nigeria is moving away from political apathy to a participant political culture. It is a plus because in the third world that participation has been a problem and you can see they participated actively. They couldn’t be suppressed or intimidated. They rather defied all the threats from all the external forces and came even under sunshine and rain. They stood strongly and expressed their wish through their votes. We were impressed because in the past, they did not have confidence in the electoral system and to that extent there is this political apathy. But they came out fully and voted.
While assuring that the former Anambra Governor would emerge victorious in court, he described Peter Obi as a meticulous person whose personal conviction might not be called to question.
He stated, “I have confidence in that because when he was deprived of his victory sometime in Anambra State, he struggled and assured people that he would recover it, later on, he recovered that mandate. The same way, it is like history repeating itself.
“Anybody who has known Peter Obi will know that he is always sure of whatever he is doing. He is conscious of whatever position or decision he is taking. He is not a man of frivolities or a man who takes decisions anyhow. He takes a thorough review of his decisions before making it public.
“In fact, I would rather say that Ohanaeze Ndigbo endorses the speech by Peter Obi in pursuing this case and to make sure that we follow it to its logical conclusion and we are very confident that he will win.”