Nigerian opposition party says the ruling party is planning a re-run of the 2023 presidential elections in which Tinubu won
Julius Abure the National Chairman of the Nigerian opposition Labour Party (LP), said Monday, that the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) is planning for a re-run of the 2023 presidential election.
The February 25 presidential elections marred by irregularities produced Bola Tinubu of the APC as winner and a subsequent petition challenging his “victory.”
Abure urged Labour supporters to get their Permanent Voters Card (PVC) ready if the nefarious plot materialises. He also clarified this was based on sensitive information he received.
“The members of the party to be on the alert and get ready to further humiliate APC and its government in the polls if their sinister plot materialises.” Abure stated.
In a press statement released in the Nigeria capital, Abuja by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Obiora Ifoh, showed that Abure made the claims during an online meeting held with Nigerian-American Coalition for Justice and Democracy led by Professor Eddie Oparaoji, the LP Diaspora Chairman in the United States.
“Rumours have it that those in government are already planning for rerun and this is one of the support we will be canvasing from you.
“We should also be getting prepared because since all those in government are already preparing for rerun we too should not be taken unawares.”
“So we will be needing your engagement and support on this aspect if per adventure it happens today, that the election is nullified, which is not what we are asking for, because we are asking for outright declaration of Peter Obi as the President of Nigeria,” Abure said.
The Chairman said the party strongly believes that it won the 2023 general election given the available evidence at its disposal, claiming that the LP is not expecting anything less than the declaration of its presidential candidate, Peter Obi, as the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Abure added that, “supposing it didn’t happen as the government is believed to be planning for a rerun, it will not also be out of place for us to be preparing for a rerun election.”
He also affirmed that the party has submitted all its evidence to the court and hoped that the tribunal ruling will be positive.
Akowe with reports from Abuja