In the wake of the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) ruling upholding President Bola Tinubu’s victory in the February 25 election, Mr. Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), delivered an emotional message to his supporters, urging them not to lose hope in their vision for a better Nigeria.
Addressing the ‘Obidient family’ and his numerous supporters at home and abroad on Saturday, Peter Obi acknowledged the disappointment that followed the PEPC verdict. However, he passionately emphasized that now is not the time for despair.
“Understandably, there has been a note of general disappointment within our fold and indeed the general population of Nigerians who hoped that the outcome of the February 25th presidential election would usher in a new and different Nigeria of our dreams. That dream has only been deferred for now but remains alive for all times,” Obi stated.
Despite the prevailing sense of despair, Peter Obi called on his supporters to stay resolute, emphasizing that surrender was not an option. He likened their journey to a marathon, not a sprint, and acknowledged the formidable forces they faced.
“I am inspired that we have endured the odds placed in our way at every point. In such a short space of time, we have persevered to get to the point where we cannot be ignored any longer. Therefore, I urge you to abide and never think of giving up,” he asserted.
Obi further declared his commitment to the cause of building a new Nigeria, stressing that rescuing Nigeria was a lifelong commitment. He pledged to persist with even greater determination and zeal until they reached their destination, emphasizing that Nigeria must belong to all Nigerians, not just a select few.
As Peter Obi prepares to appeal the PEPC verdict at the Supreme Court, his emotional call to his supporters reflects his unwavering dedication to the pursuit of positive change and a brighter future for Nigeria.