2023: Why I won’t congratulate President-Elect Tinubu – Peter Obi

Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) has said he will not congratulate Bola Tinubu, Nigeria’s President-Elect.

Mr Obi who contested and lost the top office to Mr Tinubu, was announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as coming third in the disputed exercise.

The former Anambra State governor has disagreed, arguing that he won the Saturday exercise but was rigged out.

He vowed to reclaim his mandate using the instruments of the law through the judiciary.

Addressing a press conference in Abuja on Thursday, the LP candidate said he will explore legal means, citing similar scenario that occurred when he sought to become Anambra governor.

He explained that he will not congratulate the former Lagos governor because Mr Tinubu does not deserve winning the Saturday exercise.

“I was once awarded a Prof by a school, but I turned it down because it is wrong & unethical to accept what you don’t deserve,” Mr Obi recalled. “I will not call to congratulate him (Tinubu) because he doesn’t deserve the win.

“If you must be referred to as “Your Excellency”, then the process through which you arrive in office must be excellent,” he added.