Obi exonerates Obidients from purported #ENDINEC, #ENDNIGERIA protest
...accuses opposition of being behind protest
Mr Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, has exonerated his supporters — Obidients from being behind the rumored protest with the hashtags, #ENDINEC, #ENDNIGERIA.
He also accused the opposition of cooking up the purported protest.
The former governor of Anambra State while dismissing the said protest, acknowledged the constitutional dictates on freedom of speech and freedom of assembly.
He reaffirmed his commitment in reclaiming his stolen mandate through the Courts and Due Process.
Obi in a statement which he posted on his official Twitter handle, while acknowledging the misgivings many may have about the Nigerian Judiciary, charged his supporters on the need to build strong and resilient institutions, of which he pinpointed the Judiciary as one.
The statement reads, “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 the three arms of government, I am conscious that every 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. -Peter Obi”