Obi clarifies stance on president – elect
CITIZENS COMPASS– THE presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has clarified his stance on the declaration of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as president-elect and the process used by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC in making the declaration.
Tinubu made the clarification on his twitter account on Monday afternoon hours after he raised some confusion over only declaring that he was challenging the process.
Citizens Compass- reports that Obi in an interview with Arise News TV on Monday had said he would challenge the process and leaving ambiguous his stance on the declaration of Tinubu as president-elect.
He had said:“I’m not challenging who they declared,” Obi had stated, “I’m not challenging whatever…the outcome, I’m challenging the process (through) which they arrived at their declaration.”
And unless we do that, we’re not going to stop the rascality we witnessed in that election,” he had said.
“The process through which people come into office is for me…far more fundamental than what they do thereafter. There is a process of doing things. There is a process of arriving at any destination. Like I said in my press conference, if you’re going to answer ‘His Excellency’, the process of coming to that position must be excellent. If you’re going to be a Bishop, there’s a process of being a Bishop,” Obi had maintained.
Hours after the interview, Obi went on his twitter page to make a clarification saying he would challenge the process and the declaration of Tinubu as president-elect.
Following my response to a question while appearing on Arise TV earlier today, I want to state categorically that at the Presidential Elections Tribunal(PET), I am challenging the INEC electoral process that led to the declaration of Tinubu as president-elect as well as the declaration.