The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has revealed that he will “personally head to the Court” today (Wednesday) with the party’s lawyers.
Obi’s in a tweet on Wednesday, said the decision to appear in court stemmed from the alleged refusal of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to allow the Labour Party to inspect the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) and other materials used for the February 25 presidential election.
The Labour Party is contesting the outcome of the 2023 election which produced Bola Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as the president-elect.
Obi’s statement reads: “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, I 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 Edo, 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!”