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General News of Tuesday, 14 March 2023


2023 Election: Obi opens up on motive towards Tinubu after loss at presidential polls

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Peter Obi, the Labour Party's (LP) presidential bannerman at the just-concluded presidential polls, has revealed his true motive towards his counterpart and President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC).

As reported by the Vanguard newspaper, Obi, during an interview on a live telecast on Monday, March 13, disclosed that he has nothing against his rival Tinubu.

He, however, noted that he had a problem with the electoral process of the presidential polls conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

“I have no issues with Tinubu. He is somebody I have so much respect for as a brother and regard as a father.

“I am only challenging the process through which INEC declared him as the President-elect. I have no issues with his declaration as the President-elect.”

The ex-Anambra state governor urged INEC to help protect the image of Nigeria in the international community by rising to the occasion to salvage Nigeria from its ruins.

He said: “We are committed to a new Nigeria. We must do everything that is right. “We need to build strong democratic institutions that will teach people what their job requires and what government is all about.”