Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has declined the invitation from Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to join forces in the ongoing battle against President Bola Tinubu.
During an International Press Conference in Abuja on Thursday, the former vice president urged Obi and Kwankwaso of the New Nigerian People’s Party (NNPP) to unite with him in the pursuit of justice.
This development follows the controversy surrounding President Tinubu’s certificate, which Atiku obtained from the Chicago State University (CSU). Atiku, asserting that Tinubu had forged the certificate submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), announced his intention to use the academic records from CSU in his legal proceedings against the president in the Supreme Court.
Responding to the call, Obi in a statement issued by the National Publicity Secretary of the Labour Party, Obiora Ifoh said he is currently busy seeking to reclaim his stolen mandate at the Supreme Court.
The statement reads, “The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi is presently in the Supreme Court seeking to reclaim his stolen mandate and he is focused on that.
“He has been in the vanguard of ensuring a just nation where justice must be the watchword, and he will not stop until Nigeria achieves a leadership it truly deserves.
“Obi has pontificated severally on the need for leaders to be good role models and to live a life worthy of emulation. This he has done by publicly putting his credentials in the open for verification. Nigeria will get better when men of integrity and honour drive the affairs of the nation.
“We therefore welcome every other interest willing to join us in our pursuit of a nation where justice shall reign.”