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Peter Obi restates confidence in judiciary to restore mandate

As Bola Tinubu, Nigeria’s new President assumes office today, one of his opponent in the February’s 25 poll, Peter Obi, the Labour Party (LP) candidate has said he still had confidence that the judiciary would restore his mandate despite recent criticism of the arm of government from some Nigerians.

Obi, who was one of the leading candidate placed third in the presidential poll and is challenging the outcome in the tribunal in Abuja.

The former Anambra governor said despite the recent changes in the judiciary, it was still the last hope of the common man, while he was still optimistic that justice would be delivered in the court.

Obi stated this on Sunday while speaking to members of this support group called; Obidient movement on Twitter space organized by Parallel Facts news outlet.

He noted that when he got justice in the court in the past, no one thought it was possible, while charging his supporters to remain hopeful.

“I have gone to court as private citizen when government banned the buying of second-hand vehicles in Nigeria. I told them
Then; you cannot stop people from buying what they can afford. Unless we challenged we would not get justice.

“I still have faith in the judiciary, I still have faith in the system, the judiciary is part of the system. Today everybody is unfair in the country, but I want to make the system better.

“Let go through it, seems much have changed in the judiciary, but I still believe in it,”Obi said.

Obi asserted that he was ready to fight to the end, noting that he was sure that it was the right path to take.

He charged members of the Obidient movement not to give up the struggle towards
taking back the country from those who had held it captive.

He stressed that his ultimate desire is to see the country work, stressing that the large number of talented people cannot be allow to
waste.

“My intention is to see Nigeria work, we can’t have this large pool of talented people and allow them to waste. We spend billion on the election, see what we got.

“See the census, despite the cancellation
see how much was spend”, Obi added.

The Twitter space had over 35,000 participants and lasted more than three hours.

Many of those who spoke extolled the virtue of the LP presidential candidate, assuring him of their unwavering support as he seeks redress over the presidential election despite Tinubu’s inauguration.

Speaking, Valentine Ozigbo candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2021 Anambra State gubernatorial election charged the Obidient movement members not to be deterred by the inauguration of the Bola Tinubu as President of the country, while expressing optimism that justice would be delivered in court.

“The battle continues, no matter how upset we may be, the shenanigan on Monday would not stop us from continuing our fight.

Read also: Economy, security top Tinubu’s agenda says Financial Times

“Peter Obi would be inaugurated, this person is just here temporarily, the Supreme Court would sworn in Obi soonest or later”, Ozigbo said.

Another notable politician who also attended the Twitter space event was Babatunde Gbademosi, who was the candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) in the 2019 gubernatorial election in Lagos State and also a strong supporter of Obi.

Several young leaders who were candidates in the 2019 general election and Obidient movement members across the world also attended the space event.

Also present was David Hundeyin, popular investigative Journalist.