Labour Party Vice Presidential Candidate in the 2023 elections, Datti Baba-Ahmed, has reiterated that the inauguration of President-elect Bola Tinubu is against the constitution, assuring Nigerians that the party will reclaim its victory.
According to him, Labour Party won the election, and that if justice prevails, it will reclaim its mandate in court.
Datti accompanied by his Presidential candidate, Peter Obi, made the statement while addressing the newsmen after attending a wedding ceremony at Sultan Bello Mosque in Kaduna.
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He said, “Let us not forget that we are law-abiding citizens who cannot go against the government. As I have always emphasized, God is supreme, followed by the government. If the government chooses to be just, it can be.
“We have expressed our belief that there was injustice against us in the recent election. The law grants us the right to seek redress in court, and we are awaiting our mandate, the mandate of Nigerians.
“Peter Obi and I won this election, and if justice prevails in Nigeria, by God’s will, we will lead Nigeria and fix the country.”
He said even if they inaugurate the president-elect, instead of weakening people like them, it will only make them stronger.
On his part, Peter Obi stated that the court will determine the legality of President Bola Tinubu’s inauguration.
Obi acknowledged the issues with Nigerian democracy but emphasized the importance of maintaining peace among Nigerians.
“There are issues with Nigeria’s democracy, but we must live peacefully and focus on addressing the country’s challenges such as security, poverty, education, and other crucial matters that require our attention.”
When asked about the legality of the new president’s swearing-in on Monday, he said, “Well, the court will decide. As I mentioned earlier, we must continue to pursue peace, religious harmony, ethnic harmony, and coexistence. These are the most important things at the moment.”