Presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the 25th February 2023 election, Mr Peter Obi has debunked planning a nationwide protest tagged “#ENDINEC”, #ENDNigeria”.
In a statement shared on his official Twitter handle on Friday, Obi said the social media postings about Obidients purportedly planning protest are being orchestrated by the opposition.
Obi said he has publicly made it clear that he would pursue the matter of reclaiming his mandate by challenging the outcome of the presidential election in court and following other due processes as allowed by the law.
“My attention has been drawn to social media postings suggesting that a nation-wide groundswell “#ENDINEC”, #ENDNigeria” Protest is being planned by the Obidients. We are aware that those postings are being orchestrated by the Opposition.
“My position is clear: Without prejudice to constitutional dictates on freedom of speech and freedom of assembly, I have publicly stated that in the matter of reclaiming our stolen mandate, we shall do so robustly, via the Courts and Due Process.
“Regardless of the misgivings many may have about our Judiciary, we must strive to build strong and resilient institutions, of which the Judiciary is one. As a firm believer in the separation of powers between the three arms of government, I am conscious that every so often, the Judiciary is called upon to vindicate itself on epochal national public-interest issues. The matter presently before the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) is one such litmus test case.
“Therefore, we are committed to pursuing Due Process in an unfettered manner. That is our primary and priority option,” Obi stated.