Tony Okafor, Awka
The Anambra State coordinator of Obi/Datti Presidential Campaign Council, Joemartins Uzodike has given the indication that the presidential candidate of the Labour Party ( LP) in the February 25 polls, Mr Peter Obi, will challenge the declaration of Alhaji Ahmed Bola Tinubu as winner of the election in court.
While advising Obi supporters across the country to be peaceful and calm over the result of Saturday’s presidential election, Uzodike described Obi as an enigma who had weathered the storms in his political career.
Uzodike stated this on Wednesday in Awka at a news briefing in reaction to the declaration of Senator Bola Tinubu as the winner of Feb.25 presidential election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) .
He said, “anybody familiar with the political past of Mr Obi will not be worried over what played out in the instant case.
“In the year 2003 when Peter Obi first contested for governorship in Anambra, INEC announced Dr Chris Ngige as the winner, but Obi later went to the tribunal and recovered his mandate.
“Although it took him about three years to do so then because the tribunal then had no time bar, going to tribunal now will not take longer period.”
“We are happy that the International community sent observers to monitor the election and they are already commenting on the situation.
Uzodike, who was the Commissioner for Information when Obi was the governor of Anambra State, said that LP established situation rooms in all the 36 states and Federal Capital Territory, Abuja and was already putting its house together on the next line of action to take.
He sympathised with the supporters of the party who were either injured or killed during the election, vouching, “LP will not abandon any of her supporters who were injured or the families of those killed in the course of their support to LP last Saturday.”
Uzodike, dismissed the insinuation that Mr Obi had traveled out of the country shortly after the announcement of the presidential election result in the early hours of March 1.
He said,“Obi is very much around, he can’t abandon fighting this cause and at the end Nigerians who voted him and his vice will be happy that they supported a capable man for the job.”