The leadership of the Labour Party has called on Atiku Abubakar, the People Democratic Party presidential candidate, to exclude its candidate, Peter Obi, from the ongoing feud between him and President Bola Tinubu, saying the former Anambra State governor is solely focused on reclaiming “his stolen mandate” at the Supreme Court.
The party however made it clear it will welcome every interest that reinforces its quest for a country where true justice shall reign.
The response was a reaction to the call by Atiku Abubakar, the People Democratic Party flag bearer, at a press conference in Abuja on Thursday, for Obi and the presidential candidate of the New Nigerian People’s Party, Rabiu Kwankwoso, to embark with him on a crusade in exposing the allegedly dirty secrets of President Bola Tinubu.
This is coming, following the controversy surrounding President Tinubu’s certificate which Atiku obtained from the Chicago State University.
In a statement released by the National Publicity Secretary of Labour Party, Obiora Ifoh, on Wednesday in Abuja, the party appealed that it would appreciate if their candidate is allowed to focus exclusively on his case at the Supreme Court.
The statement read, “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 the leadership it truly deserves. Obi has pontificated on the need for leaders to be good role models and 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.”