Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi, has said he would address Nigerians about his position on the just concluded election.
Obi made this known in a tweet on Wednesday afternoon, in response to Nigerians who are currently waiting in bated breath for his stand on the election which saw Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressives (APC) emerge as the winner.
Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, who is the chief returning officer of the presidential election declared Tinubu as the winner of the polls which opposition political parties have described as a sham, calling for the cancellation of the exercise.
According to official results announced by INEC, Tinubu polled 8,794,726 votes beating the other three leading candidates in the election – Atiku Abubakar of the PDP, Obi of LP and Rabiu Musa Kwankaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP).
LP, PDP, and some other political parties have rejected the results of the presidential poll, claiming that it was compromised.
“I intend to address Nigerians and the international community shortly,” stated in a tweet, Wednesday afternoon.
Meanwhile, the LP vice presidential candidate, Dr Yusuf Baba-Ahmed Datti, has called on their supporters to remain calm over the outcome of the last Saturday’s election.
Addressing an international press conference at the Labour Party Headquarters in Abuja, hours after INEC declared Tinubu as the winner, Datti urged the supporters to come out en mass to participate in the March 11 governorship and state assemblies election.
He maintained that the election was not free and fair, and assured their supporters of seeking legal redress while calling for calm.
Datti urged the judiciary to display impartiality when the case gets to the court, insisting that the collation of the results for the presidential and National Assembly elections was not transparent as they weren’t transmitted electronically.
“No amount of pressure would get the Labour Party or its agents to preach against peace,” he insisted, adding that despite the outcome of the poll, they still have hope in Nigeria.
He added that Labour Party will continue to hold President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration accountable for a free and credible.