If Not For Peter Obi, North Would Have Retained Power – Nyesom Wike Says

Nyesom Wike, the Rivers State Governor, has talked about Peter Obi.

He described Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, as the hero of the 2023 presidential election.

Governor Wike said the decision of Obi to contest the presidential election under the platform of the Labour Party, primarily prevented the North from retaining power after the end of President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure.

The Rivers State Governor made the commendation during an interactive meeting with the Technical Dealers Association of Nigeria, Computer Dealers Association, Garrison Phone Dealers Association and Building Materials Traders Association in Port Harcourt on Saturday.

Governor Wike explained that contrary to insinuation that he did not support Obi, what most people failed to realise is that the Labour Party presidential candidate remains his hero of the election.

“Obi is my hero. If Obi did not contest, power would have gone back to the North. The whole of South-South and South-East that PDP lost if Obi did not contest PDP would have won,” he said.

He further added: “The hero in this election is Obi whether you like it or not. I am not here to please you, Obi is the hero. He may not have been pronounced as the winner, no problem, the law will take its course. If Obi did not run this election, power would have remained in the North. Whether he declared a winner now or not, history will be on his side that he fought and fought well.”

The Rivers State Governor said the reason he did not publicly declare support for any presidential candidate was that the PDP G-5 governors had unanimously agreed to ensure the emergence of a president from southern Nigeria to succeed President Buhari.

Governor Wike said while members of the G-5 governors assiduously worked for power to return to the South, the likes of former Rivers State governor and immediate past Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, who is now soliciting for Igbo to support APC candidate, Tonye Cole, mobilised votes for Atiku Abubakar.

“If Amaechi loves the Igbos, why did he not support Obi? Instead, he supported Atiku. He did not want the power to return to the South because he lost the APC ticket.”

The governor said the reason Amaechi is deliberately canvassing support for Tonye Cole is that he wants to stall their ongoing prosecution for embezzling $50 million from the Rivers State government coffers.

Governor Wike urged Igbos in Rivers State to be wary of Amaechi, who served as Minister of Transportation for over seven years but failed to revive eastern ports and railway lines from Enugu-Aba-Port Harcourt.

The governor recalled that when Amaechi was the Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly, he vehemently opposed the plan to compensate Igbos who lost their property in the State during the civil war.

According to him, it is absolutely mischievous for Amaechi, who also served as Rivers State governor from 2007 to 2015, to wake up in 2023 to resurrect the issue of abandoned property because of his inordinate political ambition.

The governor announced the allocation of 150 plots of land to the Computer Dealers Association and 30 plots to Computer Dealers Association to develop an industrial park in Port Harcourt.

The Chairmen of the Computer Dealers Association, Mr Anunobi Ikechi and the Building Materials Traders Association, Okwudiri Onuorah, assured the governor of their support for the Rivers State PDP governorship candidate, Siminialayi Fubara in the March 18 elections.


“God raised Peter Obi to make Tinubu president” – Festus Keyamo

The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo opined that God raised Peter Obi to make Bola Tinubu emerge as president.

It will be recalled that Bola Tinubu was declared the winner of the 2023 presidential elections by INEC, on the 1st of march, 2023.

He made claims that have set tongues wagging via the micro-blogging platform, Twitter. As stated in the Tweets, Festus shared his view of how he thinks that God raised Peter Obi for a purpose.

Festus Tweeted:

“Indeed, God Almighty raised Peter Obi for a purpose: that purpose was to make ©officialABAT President. Peter Obi was the means to an end, but not the end itself. Many Men of God, with the greatest respect to them, obviously missed this part of the visions that they saw about 2023”

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Peter Obi Visits Slain Labour Party Senatorial Candidate’s Family In Enugu

Mr Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, has visited the fmaily of Oyibo Chukwu.

Obi, on Friday, assured the family of Oyibo Chukwu, the slain senatorial candidate for the Enugu East district, that those behind his death would be prosecuted.

Peter Obi, who led the national leadership of the LP to Amurri in Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu to commiserate with the family of the murdered senatorial candidate, urged them to remain prayerful and look up to God who can never fail.

Chukwu was murdered alongside his personal assistant on February 22, 72 hours to the February 25 presidential and National Assembly elections.

Speaking during the visit, Obi urged the people of Enugu East to ensure that they supported Kelvin, the younger brother of late Chukwu, who had been chosen to replace him.

“That is the only way we can ensure that whatever dreams Chukwu had will be achieved,” he said.

While noting that those behind the murder would not go unpunished, he asked the people to also ensure that they come out en masse to vote for other candidates of the party in the forthcoming elections.

On his part, the National Chairman of Labour Party, Julius Abure, said the party was fully behind Chukwu’s family and that was why they accepted the decision to replace him with his younger brother, Kelvin.


Tinubu’s Victory: Accept Defeat – Lawmaker Begs Obi, Atiku

A lawmaker in Ondo State, Mr Sunday Olajide begged former Vice President Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and his Labour Party counterpart, Mr Peter Obi, to accept defeat.
This is as the duo are contesting the result of the Feb. 25 Presidential election in which INEC declared Bola Tinubu as winner.
Olajide, representing Akure South Constituency 2 in the Ondo State House of Assembly, on Wednesday in Akure, said that though every Nigerian had the constitutional right to seek redress of an injury in court, it would be statesmanship if the duo could let go.
“The duo of Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi should accept the outcome of the election.
“Going to the court will amount to a mere academic exercise and will achieve nothing.
“Sen. Bola Tinubu won the election fair and square, and the results of the presidential election were a true reflection of Nigerians’ sincere votes,” he stated.
Olajide said that Nigerians had elected Tinubu and Sen. Kashim Shettima as their most preferred leaders for the next administration.
The lawmaker also congratulated the President-elect and the Vice President-elect for the hard-fought victory at the just concluded presidential elections.
“The duo has demonstrated once more that they are dogged fighters in our quest for the establishment of a just and egalitarian society.
“I have no doubt that you will ride on the crest of the momentum of this triumph to lead our motherland to greatness and prosperity,” Olajide said.

Peter Obi Visits Lady Who Was Stabbed While Voting In Lagos

Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, has visited a Nigerian woman who was inure during the elections.

Obi paid a visit to Jennifer Efidi, the lady who was stabbed in the face by thugs during the presidential and National Assembly elections.

Efidi was stabbed while attempting to cast her vote in the Surulere area of the state.

Obi shared the pictures from his visit via his Twitter handle on Monday.

He wrote, “Today, I visited Mrs Jennifer Efidi. She was attacked on 25th February in an attempt to stop her from voting, but she stood her ground. Jennifer is one of the great icons of Nigeria’s democracy.

“She is my point of contact with every Nigerian who suffered a similar fate in their bid to exercise their voting rights and contribute to a new Nigeria. Like many Nigerians, I acknowledge her bravery and resoluteness. Jennifer is a true manifestation of Profiles in courage for a new Nigeria.”

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Election Result: Allow Cameras At Hearing – Joe Keshi Charges Supreme Court

A retired Nigerian ambassador, Joe Keshi, has made an appeal to the Supreme Court.

He appealed to the Supreme Court to allow cameras into the court for the first time when the hearing for the Presidential election commences.

The Labour Party, LP; the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP; and the New Nigerian Peoples Party, NNPP; have all vowed to approach the court following the outcome of February 25 Presidential and National Assembly elections.

Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress, APC, was declared winner of the election amid outcry of rigging, suppression and manipulation of votes by politicians across the country.

Keshi, who had been ambassador to many countries, including Togo, Ethiopia, Belgium, the Netherlands, Namibia, Sierra Leone and the United States, said the Supreme Court should endeavour to make the process transparent this time.

“The Supreme Court should do the right thing and for the Supreme Court to do the right thing, for their own sake,” he said on Arise Television’s The Morning Show.

“For goodness sake, let them allow cameras into the court for the first time so that Nigerian people could follow the process so that at the end of the day whatever judgement they gave, Nigerians would be satisfied that they followed their process and followed all the evidence.

“I’m appealing to the judges to allow cameras into the court for the first time to witness so that Nigerians can listen to the evidence and be convinced that the judges are credible as we want them to be.”


You Did Not Win The Election, You Played Divisive Politics – APC Fires Back At Peter Obi After Press Conference

The ruling All Progressives Congress APC has reacted to the press conference by Labour party presidential candidate, Peter Obi on Thursday, March 2, where he stated that he was robbed during the polls on Saturday.

In a statement by the Director of Public Affairs and Chief Spokesperson, Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Council, Festus Keyamo (SAN), the party advised the former governor of Anambra State to stop misleading the gullible, noting that Tinubu won the election and not him.

According to him;

“We make this brief statement in reaction to the Press briefing held earlier today by the defeated candidate of the Labour Party, Mr. Peter Obi, wherein (in his now well-acknowledged penchant for spewing falsehood) he made the outlandish claim before the world that he won the 2023 Presidential Election, but he was robbed of the victory.

Having been officially declared winner of the 2023 Presidential Election by the Independent National Electoral Commission and having received his Certificate of Return (along with his Vice-President Elect), the President-Elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu would have ignored this continuous false claims being peddled by Mr. Peter Obi and his supporters. But we recognise his motive of doing this is to simply delegitimise the mandate freely given to the President-Elect by majority of Nigerians.

Mr. Peter Obi is always quick to cite some isolated incidents of irregularities outside his strongholds that could not have SUBSTANTIALLY affected the outcome of the results in those areas, whereas he DELIBERATELY fails to comment on tons and tons of evidence circulating everywhere wherein his supporters in his strongholds engaged in thuggery, hooliganism, violence and outright falsification of figures against our Party and our supporters. He pretends to play the victim, whereas he is the greatest culprit in this game of brickbats.

Mr. Peter Obi knows HE COULD NOT HAVE won having played the most divisive religious politics in our history and the pattern of the votes clearly show that; Mr. Obi KNOWS HE COULD NOT HAVE WON having broken out as a fragment of the main opposition, the PDP and all he could hope for was to harvest a portion of the votes of PDP in a section of the country and the results do NOT tell a lie; Mr. Obi knows HE COULD NOT HAVE WON, when he presented himself as a tribal candidate and was only campaigning in settlements of his tribesmen in other States outside the South East instead of appealing to all and sundry; Mr. Obi knows he could not have won having joined the Labour Party few months ago and bought the ticket of the Party without valid Primaries and thereby polarised his party; Mr. Peter Obi KNOWS HE DID NOT WIN because he did not even fulfil the minimum requirement of our constitution which requires a spread of 25 percent in two-thirds of the States of the Federation. He did not come even close. With his divisive rhetorics, he could not have come close.

It is also ludicrous that Mr. Peter Obi is laying claim to victory along with his new-found partner, the PDP, that is also laying claim to victory. I tweeted this morning, thus: ‘’This is the first time in my entire life that I am seeing people who came 2nd and 3rd in an exam both claiming they took first and then agreeing to protest together to the examiner to record that both of them took first, yet they are not seeing the contradiction in their actions.’’ We stand by that comment.

The President-Elect, ASIWAJU Bola Ahmed Tinubu has extended a hand of fellowship to his defeated opponents, including Mr. Peter Obi to join hands with him in nation-building.

Mr. Peter Obi should embrace that hand of fellowship and brotherhood by the President-elect as a committed patriot instead of engaging in this crass grandstanding.”

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If you want to support BAT, do it with full chest-Toke Makinwa gets dragged as she likens Peter Obi’s supporters to election thugs

Actress, Media perosnality cum TV host, Toke Makinwa has gotten into trouble with her fans as she vents out over cyber bullying.

The Toke Moments podcast host, via her Instagram page, aired her displeasure in how people bully others on social media for not supporting their choiced candidate. There is no doubt that Toke Makinwa is referring to Peter Obi’s supporters, who have furiously attacked anyone who doesn’t campaign for Peter Obi.

Toke Makinwa also made mentioned of how thugs bully people on the streets if they don’t vote for their candidate.

Noting the similarity between the two, Toke Makinwa admonished social media users to stop complaining about election violence because they could also be on the streets.

She added that the only difference between the two is education.

“You bully people on Twitter if they vote for a candidate you don’t like.

Thugs bully people on the streets if those people vote for a candidate they don’t like.

Stop complaining about election violence then because you sef for dey street.

Na education separate una”.

Taking to her comment section, some of her fans carpeted her for trying to prove a point.

One Utchay wrote, “If you want to support BAT, do it with full chest and stop with the unrealistic meaningless, baseless epistles. Nobody will beat you

One Winnie Fred wrote, “Are you seriously comparing Twitter warriors to those people on the street that harass people and are ready to take lives?? Chelsea come on now?? Chelsea come on now

One Red glamourose wrote, “Her mumu don too much. Support your papa abeg no carry your ignorance near us

One Okinedo felicity elo wrote, “You call what Happened online bullying Ha. People are tired when you see someone telling you he is voting bcos it’s his tribal person not bcos he can do anything. When you see people insult you and when you throw yrs that over power theirs it become bully. Aunty fear God

One Pg global enterprise wrote, “Support BAT with your full chest and big back auntie. Nobody will bite you, tweets dirt cause injuries, thugs do.


Election: I’m Not In Alliance With PDP – Peter Obi

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, (LP) Peter Obi has clarified that the party is not in alliance with the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Obi made this known in reaction to the declaration of the presidential election results during the media briefing in Abuja on Thursday.
The former Anambra state governor said he would deploy all legal and peaceful means to challenge the results that brought Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as the President-elect.
When asked if he was in alliance with PDP on any other party, the Labour party candidate said, “I’m not in alliance with PDP.”
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Your Mandate Can Only Be Delayed But Not Denied – Mr P Sends Message To Peter Obi After Defeat To Tinubu

Nigerian superstar singer, Paul Okoye has sent a message to Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, and his supporters after INEC declared Bola Tinubu as the winner of the presidential elections.

Mr. Okoye, in a message he shared on Wednesday evening, called for calm among supporters, urging them to give room for peace.

Obi came third in the election, according to the results read out by the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Mahmood Yakubu on Wednesday morning.

Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress, APC polled a total of 8,794,726 to defeat his closest rivals and candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Atiku Abubakar and Obi who scored 6,984, 520 and 6,101,533 respectively.

There are rumours of plans for a massive protest across the country over the results released by INEC, which many electorates believe are different from what happened at the polling units across the country on Saturday.

There is also anger over INEC’s failure to use the BVAS and transmit results from the polling units to its portal.

“Dear H.E @PeterObi your mandate can only be delayed, but cannot be denied.

“Please, my fellow obedient, be calm, we live to fight another day, so please embrace peace.

“Let’s all allow the right people of the law to handle the case. Thank you Nigerians.”