Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, has declared victory in the 2023 presidential election.
Obi stated this during the first media briefing since after Saturday’s presidential elections, adding that he was robbed of his mandate which he can only retrieve in a court of law.
According to the former Anambra state governor, the election did not meet the required standards and could not be considered credible.
The LP candidate, who is currently speaking at a world press conference in Abuja, stated that Nigerians were cheated out of their true choice. He insisted on seeking justice in court and was willing to challenge the results until he could prove his case.
Obi stated that he had successfully challenged several election results and that he would approach the court with the firm belief that justice would be served.
He said; “We’ll explore all legal options to retrieve our mandate. We won the election. I’m fully committed to a better future for the country and nothing can stop that. For the election on Saturday go out there and vote. I’ll be part of it, I assure you.
“Labour Party won the election and I will prove it. I will challenge this rascality for the future of the country. On this issue (presidential election) I am challenging the process. The court exists for this and they have asked me to go to court and I will be going to court,” the former governor added.
Quipped on if he is under pressure, he said no one can put him under pressure for challenging the rascality.
“We have to go through this darkness. The structure of criminality can’t go out overnight. All we need to show is commitment and resilience. I will be at the forefront and will work through this darkness until the daybreak,” Obi vowed.