Mr Peter Obi, the presidential candidate for the Labour Party (LP), has cancelled his campaign travel to the states ahead of Saturday’s governorship election.
In a statement released on Wednesday, the former governor of Anambra State said he had initially intended to launch a “whistle-stop campaign.”
Obi, however, stated that he will be travelling to court with his attorneys after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) refused to allow the party to check election materials.
Remember that the Court of Appeal gave Obi access to all of INEC’s sensitive materials.
However, INEC petitioned the court to modify the decision, stating that the bimodal voter accreditation system (BVAS) must be reprogrammed by March 11.
Notwithstanding Obi’s inability to campaign for LP candidates, he encouraged members of the party to vote for them on Saturday.
“I am scheduled to launch our nonstop campaign for our various Labour Party candidates for governor and state assembly today,” he stated.
“My initial itinerary included Nasarawa, Lagos, Enugu, Abia, Delta, Edo, Rivers, Plateau, and Borno, among others.
“But, as a result of INEC’s reluctance to permit our party to inspect the documents (including BVAS) from the 25th February presidential elections, I will be personally travelling to court with our attorneys today.
“As we adhere to due process and the rule of law, I urge all OBIdients in the various states to continue campaigning for our candidates, including Gbadebo Rhodes Vivour in Lagos, Chijoke Edeoga in Enugu, Patrick Dakum in Plateau, Alex Otti in Abia, Ken Pela in Delta, and Ibrahim Mshelia in Borno, to name a few.”
The LP nominee urged Obidients to vote for candidates who possessed competence, character, capacity, and compassion.
Obi reaffirmed his dedication to the “mission of recovering our mandate.”
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