The Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has rejected the request by his Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) counterpart, Atiku Abubakar to join him in the ongoing battle to unseat President Bola Tinubu.
Atiku held an International Press Conference in Abuja on Thursday, where he called on Obi and Kwankwaso of the New Nigerian People’s Party, (NNPP), to join his fight for justice.
This is coming on the heels of the controversy surrounding President Tinubu’s certificate which Chicago State University, CSU handed over to the PDP flagbearer.
Atiku said; “This quest is not for or about Atiku Abubakar. It is a quest for the enthronement of truth, morality, and accountability in our public affairs.
“In line with this, therefore, I am calling on all well-meaning Nigerians, leaders of thought, religious leaders, traditional leaders, community leaders, political leaders, and in particular Obi and Kwankwaso, and indeed, every single person who loves this country, as I do, and who wishes nothing but the best for the country, to join me in this campaign to enshrine probity, accountability and the basic principles of justice, morality and uprightness in our country and in our government.”
Obi, reacting in a statement issued by Labour Party’s National Publicity Secretary, 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.”