Lawrence Nwimo, Awka
The Labour Party presidential candidate in the February 25 presidential election, Mr Peter Obi, has raised the alarm that his opponents have taken to social media to blackmail his support group, the ‘Obidients’ Movement.
Obi said that the oppositions are orchestrating postings that a nationwide groundswell “#ENDINEC,” “#ENDNigeria,” protest is being planned by the Obidients.
Obi who raised the alarm in his official Twitter handle, @PeterObi, said that the Obidient group are not associated with such postings, but that they are out to reclaim their stolen mandate through the due process of the judiciary.
Obi went further to state that he is committed to pursuing due process in an unfettered manner, stressing that it remained his primary and priority option.
“My attention has been drawn to social media postings suggesting that a nation-wide groundswell “#ENDINEC,” “#ENDNigeria” protest is being planned by the Obidients. We are aware that those postings are being orchestrated by the opposition.
“My position is clear: Without prejudice to constitutional dictates on freedom of speech and freedom of assembly, I have publicly stated that in the matter of reclaiming our stolen mandate, we shall do so robustly, via the Courts and Due Process.
“Regardless of the misgivings many may have about our Judiciary, we must strive to build strong and resilient institutions, of which the Judiciary is one. As a firm believer in the separation of powers between and among the three arms of government, I am conscious that so often, the Judiciary is called upon to vindicate itself on epochal national public-interest issues. The matter presently before the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) is one such litmus test case.
“Therefore, we are committed to pursuing Due Process in an unfettered manner. That is our primary and priority option.”